Aging and Masculinities in Literature and Film

deadline for submissions: 
March 10, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Jacob Jewusiak / Valdosta State University
contact email: 

Abstracts are being accepted for a non-guaranteed panel at MLA 2019 in Chicago as part of the TC Age Studies Forum. This panel solicits papers that address the intersections of age and masculinity in literature or film. Papers might consider the following questions: How do modalities such as time and space change as men grow older? How does aging help us reconsider the discourse of gender in society? How does the intersection of masculinity and femininity change (or not) in old age? We are interested in diverse approaches to this topic, and essays about texts or films from all time periods will be considered.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief CV by 10 March 2018 to Jacob Jewusiak (jmjewusiak@valdosta.edu).