CFP: [20th] Contemporary American Women Writers Representing Masculinities

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Katie Arosteguy
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Papers that address ways in which contemporary American women writers are constructing and/or
critiquing masculinities in their work. Such analyses may examine popular women's literature, such
as Chick Lit or its derivatives, or more 'literary' work. Papers should look at how women writers are
representing masculinities and how this may be influencing contemporary American women's
writing, new visions of femininity, understandings of nationalism, etc.

Subtopics may include:

Masculinity and nation
Distinct American masculinities
White masculinity
Ethnic masculinities
Gay masculinities
Feminist theory/ masculinity studies
Post-feminist theories
Consumerism and fashioning femininity
Men as consumable objects/ accessories

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