Josep M. Armengol

JOSEP M. ARMENGOL received his PhD in English from the University of Barcelona, with the thesis Gendering Men: Theorizing Masculinities in American Culture and Literature (2006). His work on U.S. literary representations of masculinities has been published in prestigious academic journals such as Signs, Men and Masculinities, The Hemingway Review, Critique, Journal of Gender Studies, and Journal of Men’s Studies, amongst others. His most recent books include Debating Masculinity (2009), Richard Ford and the Fiction of Masculinities (the 2010 recipient of the AEDEAN literary prize for best monograph); Men in Color: Racialized Masculinities in U.S. Literature and Cinema (2011); Queering Iberia: Iberian Masculinities at the Margins (2012); Embodying Masculinities: Towards a History of the Male Body in U.S. Culture and Literature (2013); Alternative Masculinities for a Changing World (2014); and Masculinities in Black and White: Manliness and Whiteness in (African) American Literature (the 2015 recipient of the SAAS literary prize for best monograph). He is one of the Editors of the academic journal Men and Masculinities (Sage Publications) and co-editor of the collection “Masculinity Studies” at Peter Lang publishing. Currently, he is Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, where he is working on a new Project on aging masculinities.

Main publications
• “Aging as Emasculation? Rethinking Aging Masculinities in Contemporary U.S. Fiction.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (in press).
Masculinities in Black and White: Manliness and Whiteness in (African) American Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Alternative Masculinities for a Changing World. Eds. Àngels Carabí and Josep M. Armengol. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
• “Gendering the Great Depression: Rethinking the Male Body in 1930s American Culture and Literature.” Journal of Gender Studies 23.1 (2014): 59-68.
Embodying Masculinities: Towards a History of the Male Body in U.S. Culture and Literature. Ed. Josep M. Armengol. New York: Peter Lang, 2013.
Queering Iberia: Iberian Masculinities at the Margins. Ed. Josep M. Armengol.New York: Peter Lang, 2012.
• “In the Dark Room: Homosexuality and/as Blackness in James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 37.3 (Spring 2012): 671-693.
• “Race-ing Hemingway: Revisions of Masculinity and Whiteness in Green Hills of Africa and Under Kilimnajaro.” The Hemingway Review 31.1 (Fall 2011): 43-61.
Men in Color: Racialized Masculinities in U.S. Literature and Cinema. Ed. Josep M. Armengol. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.
Richard Ford and the Fiction of Masculinities. New York: Peter Lang, 2010.
Debating Masculinity. Eds. Josep M. Armengol & Àngels Carabí. Harriman, TN: Men’s Studies Press, 2009.
Masculinitats per al segle XXI. Ed. Josep M. ArmengolBarcelona: CEDIC, 2007.

Former research projects
“Hombres de ficción: hacia una historia de la masculinidad a través de la literatura y el cine de los Estados Unidos, siglos XX y XXI”. Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad) ref. FFI2011-23589 (2012-2014). IP: Àngels Carabí.
“Cuerpos textuales: Representaciones del cuerpo y género en la literatura y el cine anglonorteamericanos (1960-2011)”. Ayudas a la investigación (Grupos Emergentes) de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha. Ref. GE20112084, 2011-. IP: Josep M. Armengol.
“Construyendo nuevas masculinidades: la representación de la masculinidad en la literatura y el cine de los Estados Unidos (1980-2006)”. Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales-Instituto de la Mujer, exp. Nº 62/03, 2004-2006. IP: Àngels Carabí.
“Reescribiendo la masculinidad: la deconstrucción del concepto de masculinidad en la literatura escrita por mujeres”. Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales-Instituto de la Mujer, exp. Nº 42/98, 1999-2001. IP: Àngels Carabí.