Troubling Victorian Masculinities

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Northeast Modern Language Association
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46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30-May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Ryerson University

Troubling Victorian Masculinities

Recent scholarship has acknowledged a spectrum of masculine ideals in the Victorian era. As heteronormativity, chivalry, and moral heroism were being troubled in fascinating ways, a range of ‘alternate masculinities’ began to emerge across this period. How were these multi-form constructions of gender expressed or challenged? What were their social, historical, and political underpinnings and repercussions? We invite papers exploring how traditional and unconventional Victorian masculinities respond to and impact their social moments. Please submit proposals via the NeMLA website using the following link: Please direct questions to or

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014

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