Men and Men's Studies Area

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
National Popular Culture/American Culture Conference
contact email: 

Proposals on any aspect of men, men’s studies, and/or masculinities are welcome; however, the following topics are of particular interest:

  • Men and/or Masculinities in Barbie (2023)
  • Men and/or Masculinities in Marvel Movies
  • Masculinities in Politics and/or Donald Trump vs Joe Biden
  • Current political ideas about teaching children and youth about sexuality and gender identity
  • Nonbinary people and masculinities
  • LGBTQIA+ Masculinities
  • Debates about Trans athletes and sports
  • Masculinities in graphic novels and comics
  • Men or masculinities in popular culture, especially TV, film, video games, or the Internet
  • Teaching about masculinities and/or men’s studies
  • Men’s studies versus feminisms/women’s studies
  • The study of masculinities in literary and/or cultural studies
  • Male sexualities
  • Female masculinities
  • Media representations of men and their relationships
  • Cross-cultural comparisons of traditional male gender roles and patterns of male/female or male/male friendship
  • Contextual analyses of male/masculine experiences

 Presentations with a visual element (handout, video clips, PowerPoint, etc.) are encouraged!

 How to submit a proposal: Submission Guidelines - Popular Culture Association (

Please contact me with any questions about topics or ideas for panels:
Dr. Merry G. Perry
Area Chair of Men/Men’s Studies
Dept. of English, Main 511
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19382