CFP: Modern Maculinities: A Narrative of Heroes and Failures (grad) (UK) (9/12/06; 11/25/06)
Modern Masculinity: A Narrative of Heroism and Failure
Papers are invited for a special panel at â€˜Return to Genderâ€™, the forthcoming graduate conference at the University of Glasgow on 25th November, 2006. In a recent news item reviewing the latest â€˜Supermanâ€™ film, the news anchor asked if the actor playing Superman was a â€˜mincing metrosexualâ€™. What does a modern masculine hero look like? Is the often discussed crisis in masculinity empowering or emasculating? Possible topics include:
* Crisis in masculinity
* Men and violence
* â€˜Boys will be boysâ€™
* National/cultural models of masculinity
* Myths of masculinity
* Masculine bodies
* Feminine/female masculinity
* Gay love
* 'Angry young man'
Please see www.arts.gla.ac.uk/returntogender for more details.
We invite abstracts of 200-300 words for 20 minute papers to be submitted electronically by SEPTEMBER 12TH 2006 to returntogender_at_arts.gla.ac.uk, with institutional affiliation and contact details. Participants at the conference will be invited to submit their papers to eSharp, Glasgow's award-winning postgraduate journal. They will then be considered for publication in a Spring 2007 issue on gender. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the conference. A limited number of fee waivers and travel grants will be available, please apply in advance for information.
Department of English Literature
University of Glasgow
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