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The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity

Joseph Campana

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239108
eISBN:
9780823239146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239108.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Pain of Reformation examines a constellation of masculinity, vulnerability, and ethics in the tradition of heroic poetry in Renaissance England. While many understand representations of ... More


Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Drucilla Cornell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In this book, a major feminist philosopher engages the work of the actor and director who has progressed from being the stereotypical “man's man” to pushing the boundaries of the very ... More


Boy Toys and Liquid Joys: Pleasure and Power in the Bower of Bliss

Joseph Campana

in The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239108
eISBN:
9780823239146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239108.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In this chapter I argue that once we understand the energizing effect of painful affect in “The Legend of Temperance,” we can also understand the valuable role of a perverse liquidity associated with ... More


Conclusion

Joseph Campana

in The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239108
eISBN:
9780823239146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239108.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The task of Spenser's poetry was to process the consequences of the Reformation and to reform masculinity by making a virtue of vulnerability, and it is in this respect that Spenser's project may be ... More


Inventing a Motherless Tongue: Mixed Language and Masculinity in Feridun Zaimoğlu

Yeasemin Yildiz

in Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses code-switching and mixing of languages as the most contested linguistic practice in the age of globalization. It demonstrates how this practice, particularly associated with ... More


Ericthonius's Secret: Body Politics in Ariosto's Orlando furioso

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyzes Ariosto's elaborate exploration of the politics of gender and the gendering of politics in the curious tale of the defeat of the phallocratic giant, Marganorre, by the warrior ... More


Introduction: Shooting Eastwood

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a brief review of Clint Eastwood's career and his most notable films. It identifies four main themes in Eastwood's films that connect the ... More


Writing the Showdown: What's Left Behind When the Sun Goes Down

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the following Westerns: High Plains Drifter (1973), Pale Rider (1985), and Unforgiven (1992). It argues that it is the theme of trauma that allows ... More


Dancing with the Double: Reaching Out from the Darkness Within

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter discusses the nature of evil and its relationship to eroticism, the issue of doubling, and the questions Eastwood poses about the relationship between retribution ... More


Ties That Bind: The Legacy of a Mother's Love

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Eastwood's only mature film in the romance genre The Bridges of Madison County (1995). The film follows the female protagonist's erotic gaze as she ... More


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