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The Special Relationship

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... and in The Damned United (Columbia/BBC Films, 2009), the film focuses on the notorious ‘44 days’ in which outspoken football manager Brian Clough (played by Sheen) was in charge of the club he had hated and previously sought to defeat, Leeds United....

Masters and Commanders

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... (2006), Tom McCarthy's C (2010) and Pat Barker's Regeneration (1991) rethink the male soldier of World War I; Patrick O’Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels (and Peter Weir's screen adaptation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003))...

Orpheus Descending

Brian Baker

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...Orpheus has, in the twentieth century, been a myth recurrently taken up by artists and writers who wish to explore artistic creation and transmission, and also the imperatives of loss and recuperation. In his Afterword to his translation...

The Angels and the Damned

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

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...David Peace's Red Riding Quartet, Nineteen Seventy-Four (1999), Nineteen Seventy-Seven (2000), Nineteen Eighty (2001) and Nineteen Eighty-Three (2002) can be described as British hyper-noir fiction, drawing upon the generic acceleration...

Tape Spectra

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... imagery that Brian Jarvis notes as significant in the J-horror variant on haunted tape and the invasion-horror narrative, Ringu (Jarvis 2009). (In Frozen (2005), discussed in more detail below), Annie, the lost sister, has also recently had...

Conclusion

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...What we have seen in the preceding chapters suggests that, in terms of masculinity, crisis is the new dominant. Such a conception might suggest, however, that there was a time when constructions of masculinity in capitalist Modernity were...

Dystopia and the Apocalyptic Scene

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... such as The Drowned World (1963). In Billion Year Spree (1973), a history of science fiction, Brian Aldiss calls the work of Wyndham and Christopher, rather dismissively, the ‘cosy catastrophe’. ‘The essence of the cosy catastrophe,’ writes...

Introduction

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... Imperium, as well as draw on counter-currents with regard to hegemonic and ‘damaged’ masculinities, from the naval novels of Patrick O’Brian (and their film adaptation) to the film Four Lions, a black comedy about British Muslims who have been...

American Hearts of Darkness

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... The film's lack of resolution to the problem of Sgt James's behaviour – is he traumatized, or a retrograde masculine ‘thrill-junkie’, as articulated by his teammate Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) as he is helicoptered out of the city – suggests,...

The Enclave

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is Lecturer in English at Lancaster University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Steven Soderbergh's Contagion (2011) opens with a shot of Gwyneth Paltrow, clearly unwell, lit in acid yellow tones, making a cell phone call at an airport arrivals hall. As the film progresses, it appears that Paltrow is ‘Patient Zero...