CFP: Masculinities in Middle Eastern and North African Literature and Film (4/1/05; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Lahoucine Ouzgane
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In light of the recent dramatic growth of masculinity studies across all
disciplines, I am soliciting articles for a book collection devoted to
masculinities in Middle Eastern and North African Literature and Film.

Possible topics include: cultural representations of manhood and the male
body; sexual practices and sexual identities; virility or infertility;
race, ethnicity, class--and masculinities; fatherhood and male identity;
male-female relationships; relationships between patriarchy and dominant
masculinities; relationships between concepts of masculinity and
nationalism; colonialism, westernization, and local responses to
"modernity"; fatherhood and its essence in the cinematic city; women and
the masculine gaze of the city; the city as an "ordering gaze"; cityscape
and the distribution of sexuality, sex and the cinematic city; and the
calibration of the cinematic gaze of the postcolonial city.

If you are interested, please email me <> an abstract
(about 200 words) and a CV by April 1, 2005. Queries welcome.

Essays should be between 6000 and 8000 words and are due August 1,
2005. E-mail submissions are welcome.

Prof. Lahoucine Ouzgane's publications include:
- Islamic Masculinities. London: Zed Books, November 2005.
- African Masculinities: Men in Africa from the Late Nineteenth Century to
the Present. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, March 2005.
- Crossing Borderlands: Composition and Postcolonial Studies. U of
Pittsburgh P, 2004.


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