Selected Bibliography: Hardy and Masculinity
|The study of masculinity reflects postmodern concerns with masculinity as an “unmarked” position and with gender as a binary category. As the following list of secondary materials indicates, studies of Hardy and masculinity are largely a twenty-first century phenomenon. These studies are included separately for those who wish to trace the development of this branch of critical work on Hardy and gender.|
Mitchell, Judith. “All Fall Down: Hardy’s Heroes on the 1990s Cinema Screen.” Thomas Hardy on Screen. Ed. Terry Wright. Cambridge Companion Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Horlacher, Stefan. “‘The Letter Killeth but the Spirit Giveth Life’: Masculinity in Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure.” Anglistentag 2004, Aachen: Proceedings. Ed. Lilo Moessner and Christa M. Schmidt. Trier, Germany: Wissenschaftlicher, 2005. 171-182.
Devereux, Joanna. Patriarchy and Its Discontents: Sexual Politics in Selected Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy. Studies in Major Literary Authors: Outstanding Dissertations Series 17. New York: Routledge, 2003.
Nemesvari, Richard. “‘The Thing Must Be Male, We Suppose’: Erotic Triangles in Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Billy Budd.” Thomas Hardy: Texts and Contexts. Ed. Phillip Mallett. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
Radford, Andrew. “The Unmanned Fertility Figure in Hardy’s The Woodlanders (1887).” Victorian Newsletter 99 (2001): 24-32.
Dolin, Tim. “Jude Fawley and the New Man.” Jude the Obscure. New Casebooks Series. Ed. Penny Boumelha. New York: St. Martin's, 2000.
Nemesvari, Richard. “‘Is It a Man or a Woman?’: Constructing Masculinity in Desperate Remedies.” Human Shows: Essays in Honour of Michael Millgate. Ed. Rosemarie Morgan and Richard Nemesvari. New Haven: Hardy Association Press, 2000.
Langbaum, Robert. “The Minimisation of Sexuality.” Thomas Hardy in Our Time. Basingstoke: Macmillan (1995). Rpt. in The Mayor of Casterbridge. New Casebooks Series. Ed. Julian Wolfreys. New York: St. Martin's, 2000.
Jones, Tod E. “Michael Henchard: Hardy’s Male Homosexual.” Victorian Newsletter 86 (1994): 9-13.
Langland, Elizabeth. “Becoming a Man in Jude the Obscure.” The Sense of Sex: Feminist Perspectives on Hardy. Ed. Margaret Higonnet. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
Dellamora, Richard. “Male Relations in Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure.” Papers on Language and Literature 27 no. 4 (1991): 453-472. Rpt. in Jude the Obscure. New Casebooks Series. Ed. Penny Boumelha. New York: St. Martin's, 2000.
Federico, Annette. Masculine Identity in Hardy and Gissing. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1991.
Garson, Marjorie. “Jude the Obscure: What Does a Man Want?.” Hardy’s Fables of Integrity: Woman, Body, Text. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. Rpt. in Jude the Obscure. New Casebooks Series. Ed. Penny Boumelha. New York: St. Martin's, 2000.
Beegel, Susan. “Bathesheba’s Lovers: Male Sexuality in Far from the Madding Crowd.” Sexuality and Victorian Literature. Ed. Don Richard Cox. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1984.
1979Showalter, Elaine. “The Unmanning of the Mayor of Casterbridge.” Critical Approaches to the Fiction of Thomas Hardy. Ed. Dale Kramer. London: Macmillan, 1979. Rpt. in Modern Critical Views: Thomas Hardy. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House, 1987.