“Looking at Another Man's Work”

Thomas Strychacz

in Dangerous Masculinities

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780813031613
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038926 | DOI:
“Looking at Another Man's Work”

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This chapter discusses Conrad's Lord Jim, which is read as a competitive theater of manhood in which Jim and Marlow keep staging their masculinity to each other. In this novel, masculinity arises out of a relationship between a male character's pose and the cultural codes he and his evaluating audience negotiate together.

Keywords: Conrad; Lord Jim; competitive theater; manhood; masculinity; relationship; cultural codes

Chapter.  11943 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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