Masque-ulinities : [a thesis submitted to AUT University in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Art and Design (MA), 2008] / Christopher Huia Woods; supervisor: Welby Ings.

The research is specifically concerned with the notion of the military masque as a projected extension of the history of masqueing behaviour evident in gay men's attire.The creative outcome of the project is a collection of five interchangeable masques, an animated poetic work and a series of p...

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Main Author: Woods, Christopher Huia (Author)
Corporate Author: AUT University. School of Art & Design
Format: Ethesis
Language:English
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Summary:The research is specifically concerned with the notion of the military masque as a projected extension of the history of masqueing behaviour evident in gay men's attire.The creative outcome of the project is a collection of five interchangeable masques, an animated poetic work and a series of photographic images.This exegesis therefore, seeks to contextualise the created artifacts. In doing this it posits a historical and critical framework that considers the hyper-masculine1 and its relationship to gay men's masqueing.21 In this exegesis hyper masculinity is taken to mean an exaggeration of stereotypical male beliefs and behaviors through an emphasis on virility, strength and aggression and dress codification.2 Frye (1957), in his Anatomy of criticism offers a useful definition of masque as I frame it in this thesis. The term may be understood as "a species of drama in which spectacle plays an important role and in which the characters tend to be, or become aspects of human personality, rather than independent characters" (pp. 365-7). In this respect the masque is something donned that presents a decodable identity extra to, or other than the actual personality of the wearer.
Author supplied keywords: Military; Masque; Hyper-masculine; Homosexuality, Gay; Male.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Also held in print (65 leaves : colour illustrations ; 30 cm + 2 discs)(T 700.453 WOO) in off-campus storage, box 208.
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