Monday, 11 February 2008

Mid-Term Essay Topics

  1. On the performative model of masculinity--that manhood is conditional on performance--encoded as a model in British literature by Rudyard Kipling in Stalky & Co., arrange Clockwork Orange, Success and High Fidelity into a devolving sequence using direct quotations from the three post-Kipling British novels.
  2. Terrence and Gregory are Martin Amis' modernisation of the 'body-soul dialogue' literary trope. Provide a forensic analysis of Amis' text which shows the accurate anatomy of this reading.
  3. Explain how High Fidelity represents a male dystopia that inverts the Stalky model of confident and fulfilled masculinity.

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