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Conrad and Masculinity


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Andrew Michael Roberts
    Pages 1-11
  3. Andrew Michael Roberts
    Pages 66-93
  4. Andrew Michael Roberts
    Pages 94-117
  5. Andrew Michael Roberts
    Pages 163-185
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 211-250

About this book


This timely study offers a radical re-reading of Conrad's work in the light of contemporary theories of masculinity. Drawing on gay studies, feminism, film theory and literary theory, Roberts shows how Conrad's fiction, even as it reflects certain assumptions of its day about the role of men in society, offers striking insights into the instability of the 'masculine'. The book explores the relationship of masculinity with colonialism, modernity, the visual and the body in a wide range of Conrad's major and lesser-known fiction.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of DundeeUK

About the authors

Andrew Michael Roberts is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee.

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