CFP: Modern Maculinities: A Narrative of Heroes and Failures (grad) (UK) (9/12/06; 11/25/06)

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Amy Tooth Murphy

Modern Masculinity: A Narrative of Heroism and Failure

Papers are invited for a special panel at ‘Return to Gender’, the forthcoming graduate conference at the University of Glasgow on 25th November, 2006. In a recent news item reviewing the latest ‘Superman’ film, the news anchor asked if the actor playing Superman was a ‘mincing metrosexual’. What does a modern masculine hero look like? Is the often discussed crisis in masculinity empowering or emasculating? Possible topics include:

* Crisis in masculinity
* Heroes
* Men and violence
* ‘Boys will be boys’
* National/cultural models of masculinity
* Myths of masculinity
* Masculine bodies
* Feminine/female masculinity
* Metrosexuality
* Butch
* Camp
* Gay love
* Homosociality
* 'Angry young man'
* Paternity/fathers

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We invite abstracts of 200-300 words for 20 minute papers to be submitted electronically by SEPTEMBER 12TH 2006 to, with institutional affiliation and contact details. Participants at the conference will be invited to submit their papers to eSharp, Glasgow's award-winning postgraduate journal. They will then be considered for publication in a Spring 2007 issue on gender. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the conference. A limited number of fee waivers and travel grants will be available, please apply in advance for information.

Amy Murphy
Department of English Literature
University of Glasgow

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