CFP: [20th] Post-WWII British Masculinities

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The Eighth Fordham University Graduate English Association Conference
October 4, 2008
New York, NY
Submission Deadline: 5.14.2008

Fordham University’s Graduate English Association invites you to submit
abstracts to our 8th (semi) annual graduate conference. This year’s topic
is “Innovation and Evolution.”

This particular panel will address the ways in which masculinities have
evolved/devolved/transformed in Britain, Ireland, and/or Scotland since
World War II.

Issues include, but are certainly not limited to:

-‘The Man’ v. the men (authority and masculinity)
-‘The Man’ v. a man (hegemonic masculinity and individual male experience)
-Masculinity in crisis (and/or male responses to perceived crises)
-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 feminism
-Masculinity and technology

Please email 150-250 word abstracts to Theodore “Alex” Miller, Fordham
University, at by May 14th, 2008.

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