Border Masculinities: Programme

soldier wallIn a joint project between the Departments of European Languages and Cultures and English and Creative Writing, a two-day symposium will be held on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th September 2014.

Border Masculinities will bring together scholars from a wide range of specialisms to discuss spatial and conceptual borders with regard to the representation of masculinities. Papers will be delivered that consider masculinities in Britain, as well as in North and Latin America, and how the condition of the border can open up analyses and discussions of forms of masculinity in literature, film and other cultural representations. Current debates about masculinities will be challenged with innovative  analyses that re-consider the ways men and masculinities have been conceptualised across a number of different disciplines.

This is a free event but we would appreciate it if you could fill in the following registration form for catering purposes:

Border Masculinities registration form

For further information, please contact: Dr Amit Thakkar and Dr Brian Baker: a.thakkar@lancaster.ac.uk or b.baker@lancaster.ac.uk

PLEASE NOTE WE CAN OFFER BURSARIES FOR ATTENDANCE AT THIS EVENT IF YOU ARE A POSTGRADUATE STUDENT IN THE UK (SEE FORM BELOW). THE BURSARIES ARE WORTH £80 each.

Symposium venue (for Registration, Keynote and all other talks):

Bowland Room North Seminar Room 20

Friday 19th September

17.30   Registration and Coffee

17.50   Welcome and Introductions

18.00 Keynote Lecture

Chris Harris (University of Liverpool)

Crossing Patriarchal Borders: Men and Women’s Rights in Mexico

19.30   Dinner

Saturday 20th September

8-9.00 Breakfast in Refuel@County (Café 2010) for people staying over

9.00 Saturday Attendees Registration

9.15 Panel 1: British and North American Spaces

Discussant: Alice Ferrebe (Liverpool JMU)
Charlotte Mathieson (University of Warwick): ‘So very oriental': British masculinity and the travelling body in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford
Brian Baker (Lancaster University): Measuring the Distance: Wales, exile and masculinity in Raymond Williams’ Border Country
Andy Tate (Lancaster University): ‘This Used to Be America': Post-Apocalyptic Masculinities

10.45 Coffee

11.00 Panel 2: Masculinities in Political Spaces

Discussant: Amit Thakkar (Lancaster University)
Charlotte Baker (Lancaster University): Donkeys and Dictators: Political Masculinity in Cheik Aliou Ndao’s Mbaam dictateur (1997)
Mark Millington (University of Nottingham): Between Tradition and Modernity in post-Revolutionary Mexico: José Vasconcelos, Narcissism and the Desire for Recognition.
Jo Crow (University of Bristol): Indigenous Masculinities and Contested Territorial Boundaries: Representing the Mapuche Autonomist Movement in Contemporary Chile

12.30   LUNCH BREAK

13.30 Panel 3: Latin American Spaces

Discussant: Brian Baker (Lancaster University)
Victoria Carpenter (University of Derby): Last Man Standing: Crossing the Borders of Male Power Struggle in Gustavo Sainz’s Obsessive Circular Days (1969)
Cornelia Grabner (Lancaster University, via Skype from Mexico): Border Masculinities and Central American Guerrillas: Reflections on the Possibility of an Anti-Patriarchal Response
Amit Thakkar (Lancaster University): Saturday Night Fever in Chile: The Recycling of John Travolta in Pablo Larrain’s Tony Manero

 15.00 Coffee

15.15   Round Table led by Chris Harris (University of Liverpool)

16.00   Close

£80 Postgraduate Bursaries for Attendance at Border Masculinities event

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We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of bursaries for attendance at this event of £80 each. To apply, you must be an MA or PhD student at a UK University. Please use the form below and send to  both Dr Amit Thakkar and Dr Brian Baker: a.thakkar@lancaster.ac.uk and b.baker@lancaster.ac.uk

 

 

Bursary Application Form: BursaryAppForm

 

Please return completed form to a.thakkar@lancaster.ac.uk and b.baker@lancaster.ac.uk