EC/ASECS Convention, 11/1-11/3, Baltimore: "Masculine Honorability and the Political Subject"

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This panel seeks submissions that explore the dialectical engagement between masculinity and political subjectivity in the public space of honorability and reputation. To what degree do mid and late-eighteenth century texts, like Williams Godwin's Caleb Williams or Samuel Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison, interrogate masculine honor, aristocratic and otherwise, within the air of reform of the fin-de-siècle? How are the categories of honor and infamy expressed in masculine terms? Considering the novel in terms of its complex relationship to genre, how is its critique positioned in the space of contemporary political considerations? To what degree is male honorability understood in terms of personal politics? These questions sketch only a few possible entry points of consideration. The panel welcomes diverse approaches and methodologies. One-page proposals for 15-20 minute papers by email to Kathleen Alves by September 1st at

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