New Masculinities in Tell Me a Story’s Nick Sullivan (2018–): The Toxic Geek Werewolf

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dc.contributor Jarazo Álvarez, Rubén Bartolomey García, Claudia 2019 2019-11-07T10:48:20Z 2019-11-07T10:48:20Z 2019-11-07
dc.description.abstract [eng] In Gothic audiovisual productions, werewolves’ masculinity has constantly been subjected to rigorous scrutiny within the field of Cultural and Gender Studies. Hence, on account of the recent release and the little attention paid to new Williamson’s TV series Tell Me a Story (2018–), this paper will examine the representation and development of Nick Sullivan, the shapeshifting character in “Little Red Riding Hood”, throughout the first season. Not only will Nick’s performativity be analysed according to geek and toxic masculinity, but he will also be compared both physically and performatively to the most outstanding lycanthropes in popular culture. At last, the results will show that although Nick legitimises some stereotypical features of former werewolves such as the sexualisation of the male body, by depicting him as a blonde-haired and blue-eyed geek, the rejection of previous colonial stereotypes is reinforced. Moreover, Nick’s evident toxic masculinity challenges the romanticised use of violence improperly defined as protection in youth culture, defining the audiovisual as a criticism against the normalisation of toxic performative acts that can conclude in criminal cases. ca
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dc.language.iso eng ca
dc.publisher Universitat de les Illes Balears
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dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 81 - Lingüística i llengües ca
dc.subject 82 - Literatura ca
dc.subject.other Werewolf ca
dc.subject.other Toxic masculinity ca
dc.subject.other Geek masculinity ca
dc.subject.other Youth culture ca
dc.title New Masculinities in Tell Me a Story’s Nick Sullivan (2018–): The Toxic Geek Werewolf ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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