This international and interdisciplinary conference explores constructions, deconstructions and reconstructions of masculinity in cultural productions, ranging from literature and film over theater and dance to art and the media, and asks how theories of affect, intersectionality, and the body enrich Masculinity Studies, for example, by helping us to rethink constructions of masculinity, intervene in debates about gender politics and diversity, and make sense of the rise of right-wing populism. You can download the program or scroll down this page. If you click on a presentation title, a PDF file including the respective abstract can be downloaded.

Friday, 22 June 2018

From 12:00       Start Registration

13:00 – 13:30     Opening and Welcome Address

13:30 – 15:00    Panel 1: Negotiations of Hegemonic Masculinity and Alternative

Tim Griebel (Erlangen): Constructions of Masculinity in German Media Coverage of Football. A Corpus-Based Discourse Analysis

Karin Höpker (Erlangen): Peripheral Masculinity Affect and the Rural in Contemporary US-American TV Series

Stefan Hippler (Würzburg): The Gay American Adam: Queer Masculinity in the Contemporary Novel

15:00 – 15:30   Special Feature I:

Muriel Aichberger (München): Queer Progressive Masculinities – Linking Gender Binary and a Gender-Diverse Future (a Practical Approach)

15.30 – 16:15    Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:45   Panel 2: Fashioning the Male Body I

Melanie Haller (Hamburg): Meggings – from Subculture Styles to New Body Images of Masculinity

Jay McCauley Bowstead (London): Refashioning the Male Body

Sarah Niblock (London): Prince’s 3rd Eye: Negotiating Masculinity through Style in a Digitized World

17:45 – 18:15   Special Feature II:

Said el Amir (Bern/München): Masculinity has Never Been a Question of Muscles or Testosterone Only – Perspective of a Dancer to Whom it Applies

18:15                  Conclusion Day 1

From 19:00       Conference Dinner at “Zen(Theaterplatz 22, Erlangen)


Saturday, 23 June 2018

09:30 – 10:00   Welcome Back

10:00 – 11:00   Panel 3: Masculinities in Crisis

Ali Zamanpour (Montreal): Deterritorialized Male Subjectivity and the (Im)Possibility of Becoming ‚Man‘ in the ‚Shadow‘ in Rawi Hage’s Cockroach, De Niro’s Game, and Carnival

Martina Kübler (München): “… to be shipped over to England again, more or less in bits” – Masculinity and Physical Disability in D.H. Lawrence and Ernest Hemingway

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30   Panel 4: Political Masculinities

Aleksandra Gajowy (Newcastle): “That Disgusting Guy who Copulates with Christ:” Sex, Censorship and Homosociality in the Polish Contemporary Performance Art

Anna Lienen (Bochum): Deconstructing Gender Stereotypes about ‚Black Youths‘ in Contemporary Black British Fiction

12:30 – 13:00   Special Feature III:

Michael McMillan (London): Brother to Brother: Black Men Loving Black Men is a Revolutionary Act (a Mixed-Media Approach)

13:00 – 14:30   Lunch Break (at conference venue)

14:30 – 16:00   Panel 5: Fashioning the Male Body I

Simone Broders (Erlangen): “She Broke Your Throne, and She Cut Your Hair” – An Iconography of Hair and Masculinity in English Literature and Culture

Lena Gotteswinter (Erlangen): Reinventing and Restoring Masculinity: Hipsters‘ and Blipsters‘ Hybrid Lifestyles

John Finkelberg (Ann Arbor): Transnational Dandies, Exquisites, and Lions: The Transnational Language of Masculinity in France and Britain, 1815-1830

16:00 – 16:30   Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00   Panel 6: Gender Transgressions: from Passing to Crossing

Sandra Dinter (Erlangen): Passing as a Man on the Street: Cross-Dressing as a Deconstruction of the Masculine Privilege of Flânerie

Susanne Gruß (Erlangen): Refracturing Victorian Masculinity: The Curious Case of Dr James Miranda Barry

Jonathan Rose (Passau): “The Man with a Pussy:” Trans(ing) Masculinities in/through Pornography

18:00 – 18:30   Closing Remarks

You can download the CfP here: CfP „De/Constructing Masculinities?“.