Online Book Launch: Representing the Male

Representing the Male Masculinity, Genre and Social Context in Six South Wales Novels

The Centre for Gender Studies at the University of South Wales invites you to join us for the online launch of  John Perrott Jenkins, Representing the Male: Masculinity, Genre and Social Context in Six South Wales Novels, Gender Studies in Wales Series, University of Wales Press .
Online: 7-8pm Tuesday 5 October 2021

This innovative, perceptive and trenchant analysis of the representation of masculinity in six key industrial novels of south Wales examines writers such as Gwyn Jones, Ron Berry, Lewis Jones, Menna Gallie, Roger Granelli and Kit Habianic.

Taking apart the macho stereotypes of Welshmen as coal miners, rugby players, or male voice choristers, it shows how masculinity, as much as femininity, has been shaped by structures of power and privilege in the crucible of the Valleys.

Author Dr John Perrott Jenkins will be joined by Emeritus Professor Jane Aaron (University of South Wales) and Dr Aidan Byrne (University of Wolverhampton) to discuss the book.  

All welcome. Please register on Eventbrite to receive a link to join this free online event. For any queries please contact Professor Diana Wallace.

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