Mister M, Mister I, Mister SS I: Destination, Masculinity and Motion in Novels of the Mississippi River

William W G Lazenbatt

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    Abstract

    The "masculine" gods of the "Old Man" river, Mississippi, enable male protagonists of river novels to reaffirm and empower their masculinity in a manner which is denied their female counterparts. Essay involves analysis of Twain's "Huckleberry Finn", Faulkner's "The Wild Palms" and Ford's "A Piece of My Heart", with reference to gender theories of Judith Butler.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventSouthern Studies Forum of European Association for American Studies Conference - Santiago De Compostela Spain
    Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceSouthern Studies Forum of European Association for American Studies Conference
    Period1/01/12 → …

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    Judith Butler
    Deity
    Masculine
    Masculinity
    Rivers
    Mississippi River
    Huckleberry Finn
    Novel
    Protagonist
    William Faulkner

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