By Mark Breitenberg

To fresh stories of Renaissance subjectivity, apprehensive Masculinity in Early glossy England contributes the argument that masculinity is inevitably frightened and unstable in cultures that distribute energy and authority based on patriarchal prerogatives. Drawing from present arguments in feminism, cultural stories, historicism, psychoanalysis and homosexual experiences, Mark Breitenberg explores the dialectic of hope and anxiousness in masculine subjectivity within the paintings of quite a lot of writers, together with Shakespeare, Bacon, Burton, and the ladies writers of the "querelles des femmes" debate, specifically Jane Anger. Breitenberg discusses jealousy and cuckoldry anxiousness, hetero and homoerotic wish, humoural psychology, anatomical distinction, cross-dressing and the belief of honor and attractiveness. He lines masculine anxiousness either as an indication of ideological contradiction and, satirically, as a efficient strength within the perpetuation of Western patriarchal structures.

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