CFP: [20th] Contemporary British Masculinities

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Theodore Miller
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40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009 Boston, Massachusetts
Local Host: Boston University

Celebrating 40 years!

CFP: Contemporary British Masculinities

 â€œIdentity is the primal form of ideology”
(Adorno, Negative Dialectics 148)

In an era of post-feminist approaches to narrating and interpreting gender,
questions of social performativity and overdetermination remain as relevant
to our understandings of individual and cultural identity as ever. This
session welcomes abstracts or completed essays on any topic related to the
fictional depiction of contemporary British masculinity. Issues include,
but are certainly not limited to:

-‘The Man’ v. the men (authority and masculinity)
-‘The Man’ v. a man (hegemonic masculinity and individual male experience)
-Masculinity in crisis (and/or male responses to perceived crises)
-New masculinities (subversive/assimilative subcultures)
-Masculinity and commodity culture
-The Englishman’s others: Scottish, Welsh, and Irish masculinities
-Postcolonial masculinities
-Borders and masculinities (geographic or age-based)
-Popular masculinities
-Queer masculinities
-Female authors’ depictions of masculinities
-Masculinity theory and its relation to feminism
-Masculinity and technology

Please email submissions to Theodore “Alex” Miller, Fordham University, at by 9/10/2008. Though I prefer email, I will also
accept submissions by mail at:

Theodore A. Miller
English Dept.
441 East Fordham Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458
Tel: 203.988.3011

Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may
present a paper at a panel or seminar and also present at a creative
session or participate in a roundtable.

A regional MLA, NeMLA offers a vibrant yet more intimate conference
experience. The 2009 Call for Papers in Boston features more than 350
sessions, covering all aspects of scholarship and teaching in the modern
languages and literatures. Special events will include presentations, Ha
Jin (Boston University) and John Stauffer (Harvard University) and events
with Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and the
American Antiquarian Society.

Please join us to mark NeMLA’s 40 years of modern language scholarship.

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