UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Political Masculinities (11/1/07; PCA/ACA, 3/19/08-3/22/08)

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William C. Harris
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CFP: Political 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 http:www.h-net.org/~pcaaca. The
conference website is http:www.pcaaca.org


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

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

• political campaign coverage
• political advertising/media
• news
• technology
• internet
• gender (or gender roles) and political affiliation (Republican, Democrat, etc.; left, right, center)
• the masculinity (or gender) of politics
• the politics (or politicization) of masculinity
• sexuality, gender, and political affiliation
• religious (civic or sacred) discourse & issues
• the “sexuality” of political issues (“gay” issues)
• the closet (out or outed politicians)
• models of patronage
• homophobia/homosexuality in political campaigns/careers

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 subject chair for Political Masculinities:

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

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