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Wooden Man

Coetzee or the Possibility of Differend as Ethics

Teresa Joaquim

chapter 5 (“Race and Masculinities”) to the Cape of Storms, later renamed Cape of Good Hope. The cape appears as a powerful instance in the Portuguese epic poem by Luís de Camões, Os Lusíadas , metamorphosed into the figure of a monster, Adamastor, whose

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Becoming a Gentleman

Adolescence, Chivalry, and Turn-of-the-Century Youth Movements

Kent Baxter

are interspersed with poems, represent long narratives told by three narrators. First, Sir Richard Dalyngridge, a Norman knight, describes his adventures in England during the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries, which include occupying a Saxon

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Buffeted by Political Winds

Children’s Literature in Communist Romania

Adrian Solomon

intentions, while domestically contrasting the Communist “doves” with the foreign capitalist “hawks.” The guiding principle was that poems, short stories, and novellas must be “weapons in the hands of the working people,” as stated in a 1952 meeting of

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The Schoolboy Sports Story

A Phenomenon and a Period Distinctive in the Cultural History of America

R.W. (Bob) Reising

writer with an appropriate pen name, Burt, which “sounded masculine … and Standish, a surname that reminded its creator of his favorite childhood poem, ‘The Courtship of Miles Standish.’” Later, Patten once smilingly confessed, he inserted the initial “L

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“Let Us Be Giants”

Masculinity Nostalgia and Military Edutainment in South Asian War Comics

Tehmina Pirzada

as a collective rather than an individual experience, tying it to Hindu heterosexual masculinity. The comic focuses on the military's Operation Meghdoot, which borrows its code name from a popular Sanskrit poem, Meghadūta , dated to 375 CE. Often

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“I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy

The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par

Natasha Anand

daily process of being tested, proved, and established. The tears finished, Ishaan steps into his first classroom lecture helmed by Mr. Tiwari, the Hindi teacher who asks him to paraphrase a poem prescribed in the school textbook. Even as Ishaan is

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Constructing Pathways to Responsible Manhood

Controlling Images and Meaning Making Through the Use of Counter-narratives

Mellie Torres, Alejandro E. Carrión, and Roberto Martínez

Haki Madhubuti's poem, The Book of Life , to describe the nature and character of their future graduates as “young men who possess the skills and qualities of a college-bound historian, an independent thinker, investigator, problem-solver, activist