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

full name / name of organization: 
EC/ASECS
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

EC/ASECS Convention, 11/1-11/3, Baltimore: "Masculine Honorability and the Political Subject"
full name / name of organization:
EC/ASECS
contact email:
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu
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 July 1st at kalves@qcc.cuny.edu.

Conference information can be found here: http://www.jimandellen.org/ecasecs/2012announce.html

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cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
postcolonial
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theory
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