Marked Men: Sport and Masculinity in Victorian Popular Culture, 1866-1904

dc.contributor.authorSmith, Shannonen
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen
dc.contributor.supervisorBerg, Maggieen
dc.contributor.supervisorAdams, Mary Louiseen
dc.date2012-08-01 15:16:09.384
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T17:48:17Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-09
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D, English) -- Queen's University, 2012-08-01 15:16:09.384en
dc.description.abstractIn Marked Men: Sport and Masculinity in Victorian Popular Culture, 1866-1904 I examine the representation of the figure of the Victorian sportsman in different areas of nineteenth-century popular culture – newspapers, spectacular melodrama, and series detective fiction – and how these depictions register diverse incarnations of this figure, demonstrating a discomfort with, and anxiety about, the way in which the sporting experience after the Industrial Revolution influenced gender ideology, specifically that related to ideas of manliness. Far from simply celebrating the modern experience of sport as one that works to produce manly men, coverage in the Victorian press of sporting events such as the 1869 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, spectacular melodramas by Dion Boucicault, and series detective fiction by Arthur Conan Doyle and Arthur Morrison, all recognize that the relationship between men and modern sport is a complex, if fraught one; it produces men who are “marked” in a variety of ways by their sporting experience. This recognition is at the heart of our own understandings of this relationship in the twenty-first century.en
dc.description.degreePhDen
dc.description.restricted-thesisI am preparing it as a monograph for commercial publication.en
dc.embargo.liftdate2017-08-08
dc.embargo.terms1825en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/7355
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectGender Studiesen
dc.subjectSporten
dc.subjectTheatreen
dc.subjectNewspapers and Periodicalsen
dc.subjectVictorianen
dc.subjectRowingen
dc.subjectCyclingen
dc.subjectPopular Cultureen
dc.subjectHorse Racingen
dc.subjectMasculinityen
dc.subjectPrint Cultureen
dc.subjectBritainen
dc.subjectNineteenth Centuryen
dc.subjectDetective Fictionen
dc.titleMarked Men: Sport and Masculinity in Victorian Popular Culture, 1866-1904en
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