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Fictions of Masculine Identity in Beowulf

Track:
SIRP
What:
SIRP
When:
9:00 AM, Friday 8 Nov 2019 (1 hour 15 minutes)
Where:
Southdown
How:
Discussion:
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“Fictions of Masculine Identity in Beowulf” contextualizes Beowulf’s encounter with Grendel’s mother with literature about gender identity construction in Anglo-Saxon England. The fight with Grendel’s mother reveals a central anxiety in the text about the role of military prowess in constructing a fragile and disjointed identity.
Participant
Angelo State University