Proposed Panel: Masculine Transformations in Fantastic Television - IAFA - March 20-24, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Elson Bond

This proposed panel for the 34th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (March 20-24, Orlando FL) will examine the issue of transformation and masculinity as it appears in television of the fantastic—that is, fantasy, science fiction, and other forms of the fantastic on the small screen.

Please send 300-word proposals, including a short proposed bibliography, by October 8 to, attn: Dr. Elson Bond.

Proposals are invited for (but by no means limited to) investigations of the following:

Hyper-masculinity and monstrosity
Male sexuality in fantastic television
Televisual discourses about "monstrous" men
Monsters and masculinity
Queering masculinity in fantastic television
Masculine coming-of-age in fantastic television
Superheroes and villains on television