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First published: January 1, 2024 - Last updated: January 1, 2024


Author: Ewa Kowal

Title: Dialogic, but Monologic

Subtitle: Toxic Masculinity Meets #MeToo in Teddy Wayne's Campus Novel Loner

Journal: Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture

Volume: -

Issue: 13: Literary and Visual Extremities

Year: 2023

Pages: 376-395

ISSN: 2083-2931 - Find a Library: WorldCat | eISSN: 2084-574X - Find a Library: WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 21st Century | American History: U.S. History | Cases: Fictional Offenders / David Federman; Cases: Fictional Offenders / Sara Cohen, Veronica Morgan Wells; Types: Rape / Attempted Rape, Campus Sexual Assault; Representations: Literary Texts / Teddy Wayne


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Author: Ewa Kowal, Instytut Filologii Angielskiej (Institute of English Studies), Uniwersytet Jagiellołski (Jagiellonian University) -, ORCID, ResearchGate

Abstract: »Teddy Wayne's 2016 Loner tells the story of a Harvard freshman's sexual obsession with a fellow student, leading to stalking and attempted rape. On a deeper level, the campus novel can be interpreted as a critique of wider processes taking place in American academia and generally in the US: the mainstreaming of the so-called "woke" movement and the growing impact of "political correctness." The novel also reflects on class inequality, privilege, gender politics, the ongoing crisis of white (heterosexual) masculinity, toxic masculinity, and online "incel culture." The present paper will analyze the problematic "dialogic, but monologic" nature of the book's unreliable narrative addressing the above problems. The paper's goal will be to read Loner in light of the #MeToo movement as an illustration of the current stage of the now decades-long reckoning with rape culture, and with patriarchy.« (Source: Text Matters)

  Abstract (p. 376)
  Introduction (p. 377)
  Loner: Reception, Zeitgeist, and Inspiration (p. 377)
  Loner's loner (p. 379)
  The novel's nattarative monologue and inceldom (p. 381)
  Toxic Macsculinity in Loner (p. 383)
  Rape Culture vs. "woke" Academia (p. 385)
  Conclusions: Male victimhood-Help us or else (p. 389)
  Works Cited (p. 392)

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of the United States / History of the United States (2008-present) | Literature: American literature / Teddy Wayne | Literature: Fiction about rape / Loner (novel) | Sex and the law: Rape / Rape in the United States | Sex and the law: Campus sexual assault