About the Author

Riccardo Schöfberger

E-Mail: riccardo.schoefberger@uni-graz.at

Riccardo Schöfberger is a PhD candidate and a research assistant at the Center for Cultural Studies at the University of Graz. He is a member of the European PhDnet “Literary and Cultural Studies,” of the Doctoral Program “Culture – Text – Action” in Graz and of the International PhD Program “Literary and Cultural Studies” at the University of Giessen, where he is pursuing a binational doctoral degree. In his dissertation, he compares representations of masculinity in Italian and German literature since 1968. Current publication: ‘Seltsame Helden, einsame Geheimagenten. Männerfiguren in ausgewählten Werken Clemens J. Setz’.’ In: Dossier online 5 (2021), 181–192.

Contributions by Author: Riccardo Schöfberger

“Polimorfi e poligami e un po’ anche polipi.”

Representations of Ambiguous Masculinity in Late 1970s Bologna

In the early 1970s, as women’s studies and the emerging academic field of queer studies challenged the essentialist assumptions of sociological sex role theory, [1] a major impact among heterosexual men from leftist-alternative and academic circles was also clearly noticeable. Against the backdrop of second-wave feminism and LGBTQ+ movements, quite a few of these men began to participate in the discussion, as a prompt to reflect explicitly on their own […]