English Lecturer Dr. Anthony Rizzuto publishes his latest book

September 3, 2021
Anthony Rizzutto

English Lecturer Dr. Anthony Rizzuto publishes his latest book Raymond Chandler, Romantic Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of Chivalry (Palgrave Macmillan 2021). 


The book reconsiders the cultural politics of chivalry from the Middle Ages to the modern United States, exposing the elitism, violent masculinism, racism, and ethno-national othering harbored within. It argues, against the dominant consensus, that Raymond Chandler explicitly rejects both chivalry and romance in the service of hardboiled gender, class, and genre norms, including a seldom-remarked pattern of violence against women and sexual assault.