CFP: [Gender Studies] Queer Masculinities

full name / name of organization: 
William C. Harris
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CFP: Queer Masculinities (11/1/07; PCA/ACA, 3/19/08-3/22/08)

2008 Popular Culture/American Culture Associations National Conference

March 19-22, 2008
San Francisco Marriott
San Francisco, California

For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to The
conference website is


We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or
individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1 hour slots, usually with 4 papers/speakers per

We welcome any topics pertaining to the studies of gender, sexuality, and popular culture—
regarding heterosexual, gay, bisexual, or transgender men and/or women—and are especially
interested in the following subjects:

• literature
• media
• fashion/beauty
• gay men and masculinity
• the queerness of masculinity
• marketing/advertising
• men’s roles (under attack? redefinition? etc.)
• internet (including porn, hookup sites)
• intersection/other relation of gender & sexuality
• straight men and gay sex (or sexuality)
• trends in heterosexual male self-image (metrosexual, machosexual, etc.)
• theory

If you or any of your colleagues are interested in submitting a proposal or have questions, please
contact the area chair. Submit a one-page (150-250 words) abstract (via e-mail, preferably) by
November 1, 2007, to the area chair for Queer Masculinities:

Dr. William C. Harris
Associate Professor of English
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

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