it’s a grim sort of democratizing because it means that anybody could be killed…there’s an equality of death
women were the audience for male valour and helped to authenticate it
On today’s show I interview Professor Leo Braudy on his book From Chivalry to Terrorism: Men and the Changing Nature of Masculinity.
Leo Braudy is among America’s leading cultural historians and film critics. Currently University Professor and Leo S. Bing Chair in English and American Literature at the University of Southern California, he teaches Restoration literature and history, American culture after World War Two, popular culture and critical theory, including the histories of visual style and film genres. His work appears in journals such as American Film, Film Quarterly, Genre, Novel, Partisan Review, and Prose Studies—to name a few.
Leo Braudy has previously taught at Yale, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as a senior Scholar Fellowship from teh National Endowment for the Humanities. He has been a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation at the Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, Italy, as well as a writer in residence at the American Academy in Rome. His book Jean Renoir: The World of His Films was a finalist for the National Book Award. Another of his books, The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Harper’s.
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