FTDM Professor R. Colin Tait Analyzes Absurd Masculinity in Will Ferrell’s Films

“Absurd Masculinity: Will Ferrell’s Time-Bending Comic Persona,” an article by FTDM assistant professor R. Colin Tait, has been published in The Communication Review. In it, he challenges critical assessments that are dismissive of actor Will Ferrell’s Tait Colinit-170x225various performances in his comedy films and identifies complex messages that are typically overlooked by viewers in order to reveal how their contents provide important insights into the state of masculinity in the early twenty-first century.