Representations of war in U.S. popular culture
Military masculinities in popular culture
The U.S. South in popular culture
Thomas Ærvold Bjerre, “Military Masculinity and the Deserting Soldier in Stop-Loss,” in Purse, L. & Wolfel, U. (eds.) Mediating War and Identity: Figures of Transgression in 20th and 21st Century War Representation. Edinburgh UP, 2020, pp. 135-151.
Thomas Ærvold Bjerre, “From Warrior Heroes to Vulnerable Boys: Debunking ‘Soldierly Masculinity’ in Tim Hetherington's Infidel Photos,” in Engberg-Pedersen, A. & Maurer, K. (eds.),Visualizing War: Emotions, Technologies, Communities. Routledge, 2017, pp. 146-164.
Thomas Ærvold Bjerre, “Post-9/11 Literary Masculinities in Kalfus, Hamid, and DeLillo,” Orbis Litterarum 67/3, 2012, pp. 241-266.
Thomas Ærvold Bjerre, “Authenticity and War Junkies: Making the Iraq War Real in Films and TV Series,” Journal of War and Culture Studies 4/2, 2011, pp. 223-234.