Redefining Masculinity in 20th-Century British Popular Fiction and Culture; (9/30/09; 4/7-11/2010)

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This panel will examine redefinitions of masculinity that challenge and intersect with global and national relations. Since conceptions of British masculinity had been shaped by a longstanding culture of empire and its agenda, the shift from an imperial to a decolonized Britain and the impact of the World Wars make the 20th-century a particularly ripe period for inquiries into concomitant reformulations of masculinity in popular culture and literature.Genres may include adventure tales, comics, war/espionage fiction, graphic novels, sci-fi, fantasy, and film. Please submit a 300 word abstract to