Journal Article

‘OUT OF THE PATHS AND STEPS OF SOLID MEN’—MASCULINITIES IN GEORGE FOX'S <i>JOURNAL</i>

Naomi Winter

in Literature and Theology

Volume 14, issue 2, pages 145-159
Published in print June 2000 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online June 2000 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/14.2.145
‘OUT OF THE PATHS AND STEPS OF SOLID MEN’—MASCULINITIES IN GEORGE FOX'S JOURNAL

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Fox's journal has been derided by critics for its lack of coherence, while it has simultaneously been read as dominated by Fox's powerful and implicitly unified subjectivity. This article conversely argues that the ‘incoherence’ of the text also applies to the central subject that it constructs. Rather than designating an aesthetic or moral failure, however, the fissures and tensions of Fox's textual identity point to the radical construction of a subjectivity at odds with many of the presuppositions of hegemonic masculinity and its autobiographical forms. Fox's contradictory textual self ultimately illuminates the uneven interactions between dominant and dissenting gendered and theological discourses which informed the construction of the early Quaker subject.

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