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Queering Iberia

Iberian Masculinities at the Margins


Edited By Josep M. Armengol

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.


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Notes on Contributors Josep M. Armengol-Carrera obtained his Ph.D. in English from the University of Barcelona, Spain, with the thesis “Gendering Men: Theorizing Masculinities in American Culture and Literature” (2006). A renowned masculinity scholar, he has lectured and published extensively on masculinity studies, especially on literary representations of masculinity, in prestigious academic journals such as Signs, Men and Masculinities, the Hemingway Review, and Journal of Men’s Studies, among others. His latest books include Debating Masculinity (2009), Richard Ford and the Fiction of Masculinities (the winner of the 2010 Literary Scholarship Prize awarded annually by the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies), 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 (Sage Publications), as well as co-editor of the “Masculinity Studies” series at Peter Lang. 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. After studying Non-Western English Literature and Latin American & Caribbean Studies at Hunter College, CUNY, Danny M. Barreto received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages & Literature in 2010 from Stony Brook University, SUNY, where he also completed a graduate program in Women’s Studies. His doctoral research centered on issues of family, gender, and nation in late-nineteenth-century Galician narrative. Since then he has broadened his work on the modern regionalist novel, gender and sexuality, and Galician Studies to also include transatlantic emigrant literature, twentieth- and...

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