Queering Iberia

Iberian Masculinities at the Margins

by Jose Armengol (Volume editor)
©2012 Monographs 135 Pages
Series: Masculinity Studies, Volume 2


Questioning the traditional association between machismo and Hispanic culture, this collection of essays focuses on revisiting archetypes of masculinity from medieval Iberia to the present by placing them in the context of the divergent counter-images that have always existed below the radar. The essays in this volume investigate both the construction and de-construction of masculinity in Iberian cultures and literatures from different genres and historical periods and from different disciplines (literary studies, film studies, art, religion, visual culture, etc.) and methodological perspectives (masculinity studies, feminist theory, queer studies, cultural studies, etc.). Queering Iberia is particularly concerned with exploring alternative models that examine or challenge canonical models of manhood, placing special emphasis upon re-visions of Iberian masculinities, especially as they are manifested in Catalonia, the Basque country, Galicia, and the Americas. This book starts off from the critical assumption that rethinking masculinities from these counterpoints will contribute different perspectives on the topic, and that by exploring Iberian cultures through masculinities new aspects of the relationships among these cultures can be understood. Queering Iberia will be of interest to courses on queer, gender, and masculinity studies as well as Hispanic cultures and literatures.


ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2012 (February)
Queer studies Iberia masculinities margins
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 135 pp.

Biographical notes

Jose Armengol (Volume editor)

Josep M. Armengol-Carrera obtained his PhD in English from the University of Barcelona, Spain. A renowned masculinity scholar, he has lectured and published extensively in masculinity studies, especially on literary representations of masculinity, in numerous prestigious academic journals. His latest books include Re/Presenting Men: Cultural and Literary Constructions of Masculinity in the U. S. (2008), Debating Masculinity (2009), Richard Ford and the Fiction of Masculinities (2010) – the winner of the 2010 AEDEAN Prize for Literary Scholarship – and Men in Color: Racialized Masculinities in U. S. Literature and Cinema (2011). He is also an international advisory editor for the academic journal Men and Masculinities as well as co-editor of Peter Lang’s Masculinity Studies series. Currently, he is Associate Professor of English at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, where he is working on a new book on masculinities in African American fiction.


Title: Queering Iberia