CFP: [20th] Contemporary British Masculinities

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Theodore A Miller
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Contemporary British Masculinities

39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 10-13, 2008
Buffalo, New York

“Identity is the primal form of ideology”
(Adorno, Negative Dialectics 148)

In an era of post-feminist approaches to both narrating and interpreting
gender, questions of social performativity and overdetermination remain
as relevant to our understandings of individual and cultural identity as
ever. This session welcomes abstracts or completed essays on any topic
related to the fictional depiction of contemporary British masculinity.
Issues include, but are certainly not limited to:

-‘The Man’ v. the men (masculinities and authority)
-Masculinity in “crisis”
-Masculinity and/as narrative
-New masculinities (subversive/assimilative subcultures)
-Masculinity and commodity culture
-The Englishman’s others: Scottish, Welsh, and Irish masculinities
-Postcolonial masculinities
-Borders and masculinities (geographic or age-based)
-Popular masculinities
-Queer masculinities
-Female authors’ depictions of masculinities
-Masculinity theory and its relation to other theories

Please email submissions to Theodore A. Miller, Fordham University, at by September 15th. Though I prefer email, I
will also accept submissions by mail at:
Theodore A. Miller
English Dept.
441 East Fordham Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458
Tel: 203.988.3011

Deadline: September 15, 2007

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any)

The complete Call for Papers for the 2008 Convention will be posted in
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA
panel; however panelists can only present one paper. Convention
participants may present at a paper session panel and also present at a
creative session or participate in a roundtable.

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