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[Commlist] Call for Papers - Masculinities, Sex and Popular Culture Network

Wed Jul 17 07:15:51 GMT 2019

MASCNET: Masculinity Sex and Popular Culture Network

Masculinity and National Identity

Village Berlin

Friday 17th January 2020

*Call for Papers*

Following on from the success of our network launch at BCU in May 2019 themed around masculinity and body image our next network event in Berlin in January 2020 takes the topic of Masculinity and National Identity as a starting point for conversation around some of the following themes:

  * National/regional masculinities
  * The sexualisation of regional/ethnic masculinity
  * Masculinity and national identities and intersections of sexuality,
    racial, religious, ethnic, class, etc. identities
  * Intra/international constructions and articulations of masculinity
    and national identity
  * Politics & ideology (incl. far-left and far-right articulations),
    including but not limited to: extremism, populism, activism,
    nationalism, separatism, neoliberalism
  * On/offline representation(s) and performance(s) of masculinity and
    national identity
  * Media discourses of masculinity and national identity
  * Men’s (online) groups and forums

We invite individual papers, pre-constituted panels, poster presentations, video presentations, or short performance pieces that address the theme of the symposium. We intend to convene several roundtable discussions so we particularly welcome 5 to 10 min position papers on topics related to masculinity and national identity in the 21st century from any field of study. 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.

Please send a 300-word abstract and short bio (max. 100 words) to Charlie Sarson (charlie.sarson /at/ or enquiries to Professor John Mercer (john.mercer /at/ and

Professor Clarissa Smith (clarissa.smith /at/

Deadline for proposals 18th October 2019

Attendance will be free.

MASCNET is a 24-month AHRC funded research network to explore 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.

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