Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel: From Hitler to Voldemort

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Abstract

Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel: From Hitler to Voldemort sits at the intersection of literary studies and masculinity studies, arguing that the villain, in many works of contemporary British fiction, is a patriarchal figure that embodies an excess of patriarchal power that needs to be controlled by the hero. The villains' stories are enactments of empowerment fantasies and cautionary tales against abusing patriarchal power. While providing readers with in-depth studies of some of the most popular contemporary fiction villans, Sara Martín shows how current representations of the villain are not only measured against previous literary characters but also against the real-life figure of the arch villain Adolf Hitler. © 2020 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNova York
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages248
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Print)978-0367441463
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

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