“Toxic masculinity” is a relatively new buzz phrase to capture, in the contemporary moment, problematics of male behavior and masculinist beliefs. However, the term needs interrogating if we are to fully understand its implications. What exactly is toxic masculinity? What agenda(s) does the term serve? What makes it toxic, and to whom is it toxic? Indeed, is toxic masculinity itself really a thing, or is it simply a new slogan for behaviours and beliefs that have always been a part of (too) many expressions of masculinity? What is the significance of this phrase to the study of masculinity?
Masculinity Crisis in the Americas
Queen’s University Belfast
1 ─ 2 November 2019
Call for proposals for an edited collection: Localizing Transnational American Studies
Deadline for proposal submissions: May 8, 2019
CFP: Hybrid media forms in American literature, film, and visual culture (PASE 2019 seminar)
Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to announce a call for papers for “The Lost/Secret Histories of Indiana: A Symposium,” the inaugural conference dedicated to exploring and celebrating the Hoosier state. It will be held November 20-23, 2019, in Bloomington, Indiana.
Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.
DEADLINE: 1 May 2019 for the Spring 2019 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2019.
We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, and other related pop culture topics.
In Strange Talk (1999), Gavin Jones argues the ambivalence of late-nineteenth-century American texts’ incorporation of accents, dialects, and foreign tongues, suggesting its tendency both to reinforce and to resist white hegemonic control of the English language. Writing around a decade earlier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1988), Houston A. Baker (1987), Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (1986) theorize the radically subversive and “deterritorializing” politics of African American English. Today, American writers Junot Díaz and Esmé Waijun Wang incorporate untranslated Spanish and Chinese, respectively, into their work. This session invites papers exploring the politics of dialect, multilingualism, and coded language in American literature.
Domesticity in Odd Places (EC ASECS October 24-26, 2019, Gettysburg, PA)