Thunderbolts, Routers, and Ruffians: Early Modern Bullies and Bullying (NEMLA 2013)

In the last ten years bullies have gained serious attention as cyber-bullies have inflicted emotional damage so serious that some victims have resorted to suicide to escape their tormenters. Mid- to late-twentieth-century popular depictions of bullies paint them in a different light, mythologizing these figures as threatening in appearance, but ultimately harmless. These images show bullies’ power as rooted in language—their toughness is constructed in tough talk. Confronting ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
NeMLA
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
American
Comparative
French
British
German
Colonial
Early Modern & Renaissance
Long 18th Century
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