CALL FOR PAPERS: MASCNET Network Symposium

5 February, 2020

MEDUSA participates in the Masculinity Sex and Popular Culture Network (MASCNET), funded by Great Britain´s Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

The upcoming 11th November 2020, as part of the activities of the Network, it will take place the Symposium on “Masculinity in Times of Change” in ICA, Institut Catala d’Antropologia. This event is organized in conjunction with ICA and Men in Movement 5: Intersectional Masculinities and Feasible Futures conference (12th to 14th Nov).

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Call for Papers:

The symposium is designed to set an agenda for future research and collaborations. We intend to address some of the following themes:

  • Reconfiguring hegemonic masculinities
  • Masculinity and gender based violence
  • Queer masculinities, queer temporalities
  • Oppositional and anti-normative masculinities
  • Neoliberal masculinities
  • The perennial ‘crisis’ of masculinity
  • ‘New’ masculinities
  • Digital masculinities

We invite individual papers, pre-constituted panels, poster presentations, video presentations, or short performance pieces that address the theme of the symposium. We very much welcome imaginative alternative modes of presentation, the presentation of creative works, performance and screenings.

These are topics that relate popular debate and media reportage, educators and policy makers and we are keen to involve practitioners and non-academics in our discussions and events.

MASCNET is a 24-month AHRC funded research network explores the pervasiveness of sexualized masculine embodiment across contemporary popular culture, and sets an ambitious agenda for subsequent research. The network steering group includes Begonya Enguix, Joao Florencio, Jamie Hakim, Mark McGlashan, Peter Rehberg and Florian Voros.

Please send a 300-word abstract and short bio (max. 100 words) to Charlie Sarson charlie.sarson@bcu.ac.uk or enquiries to Professor John Mercer john.mercer@bcu.ac.uk and Professor Clarissa Smith clarissa.smith@sunderland.ac.uk

Deadline for proposals Friday 31st July 2020

Attendance will be free.

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