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Mister M, Mister I, Mister SS I: Destination, Masculinity and Motion in Novels of the Mississippi River

Lazenbatt, William W G (2012) Mister M, Mister I, Mister SS I: Destination, Masculinity and Motion in Novels of the Mississippi River. In: Southern Studies Forum of European Association for American Studies Conference, Santiago De Compostela Spain. Publication not yet sought. 14 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

The "masculine" gods of the "Old Man" river, Mississippi, enable male protagonists of river novels to reaffirm and empower their masculinity in a manner which is denied their female counterparts. Essay involves analysis of Twain's "Huckleberry Finn", Faulkner's "The Wild Palms" and Ford's "A Piece of My Heart", with reference to gender theories of Judith Butler.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute > English
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
ID Code:20108
Deposited By: Dr William Lazenbatt
Deposited On:04 Oct 2011 08:11
Last Modified:04 Oct 2011 08:11

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