In 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:
For further information, please contact: Dr Amit Thakkar and Dr Brian Baker: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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
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
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
15.15 Round Table led by Chris Harris (University of Liverpool)