Redefining Masculinity in 20th-Century British Popular Fiction and Culture; (9/30/09; 4/7-11/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2010
contact email: 
mcartt@sage.edu

This panel will examine redefinitions of masculinity that challenge and intersect with global and national relations. Since conceptions of British masculinity had been shaped by a longstanding culture of empire and its agenda, the shift from an imperial to a decolonized Britain and the impact of the World Wars make the 20th-century a particularly ripe period for inquiries into concomitant reformulations of masculinity in popular culture and literature.Genres may include adventure tales, comics, war/espionage fiction, graphic novels, sci-fi, fantasy, and film. Please submit a 300 word abstract to mcartt@sage.edu.

cfp categories: 
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
popular_culture
postcolonial
twentieth_century_and_beyond