Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Jacquelyn Y. McLendon
Christopher J. MacGowan
The treatment of the black male in fiction has been a subject of continuous refinement. Often depicted as overly violent and sexual, this paper examines the sources and reasons for this depiction and delves into a discussion of the consequences of this portrayal on the concept of black masculinity.
Ikeler, Kathryn Susan, "Marginal Man: An Exploration of Hypermasculinity in Black Male Protagonists in Light in August, Native Son, and Invisible Man" (2011). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 410.
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