Through the Lenses of a Wimp: Glasses and Marginalized Masculinities in American Comedy from Woody Allen to Napoleon Dynamite

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Spring 4-14-2021


For my presentation, I look at the marginalization of the 'wimp', or character who is usually put down for their physical or social capabilities within American comedy films. In order to see this, I will be looking at three films and characters within them to help visually demonstrate what I want to do. I will also be looking at literary research, in this case Tony Coles and his Negotiating the Field of Masculinity: The Production and Reproduction of Multiple Dominant Masculinities, to help better understand and explain what I am trying to present.


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