CFP: Masculinities in the Long Middle Ages (grad) (2/1/06; 3/17/06)

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Foster, Allyson
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Call for Papers


An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at the CUNY Graduate =


March 17, 2006


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: We are very pleased to announce that our keynote =
speaker will be Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University).



>From peasants to kings and from knights to merchants, ideas about =
masculinity were varied and complex during the medieval era. For this =
one-day conference, we invite papers from all academic disciplines that =
probe questions surrounding male-ness and masculinities from late =
antiquity through the early modern period.


"Masculinities in the Long Middle Ages" is an interdisciplinary =
conference organized by the Medieval Studies Certificate Program and the =
CUNY-Medievalists Pearl Kibre Library at the CUNY Graduate Center. This =
conference seeks to bring into conversation various theories and =
viewpoints about the ways masculinities were constructed, as well as the =
ways in which various constructions of masculinity intersected with =
ideas of class, race, and religion.


Topics may include but are not limited to:


mysticism and masculinity

religious and monastic masculinity

female masculinity

performative masculinity


queer readings


literary masculinity


heroic masculinity


gendered violence

racialized masculinity

patristic masculinity

artisanal masculinity


Please submit abstracts of 250 words with "Medieval Masculinities" in =
the subject line to by Feb. 1, 2006.

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