The Victorian Male Body

Parsons, Joanne Ella and Heholt, Ruth (2018) The Victorian Male Body. Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture . University of Edinburgh Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474428606

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The Victorian Male Body examines some of the main expressions and practices of Victorian masculinity and its embodied physicality. The white, and frequently middle class, male body was often normalised as the epitome of Victorian values. Whilst there has been a long and fruitful discussion around the concept of the ‘too-visible’ body of the colonised subject and the expectations placed on women’s bodies, the idealised male body has received less attention in scholarly discussions. Through its examination of a broad range of Victorian literary and cultural texts, this new collection opens up a previously neglected field of study with a scrutinising focus on what is arguably the ideologically most important body in Victorian society.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 9781474428606
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Literature
Depositing User: Ruth Heholt
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 14:40
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 14:40


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