Call for Papers: "De/Constructing Masculinities?"


Call for Proposals on De/Constructing Masculinities? Critical Explorations into Affect, Intersectionality, and the Body from the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg for their conference on June 22 - 23, 2018.


The conference seeks to explore and explicate the critical potential that theories of affect, intersectionality, and the body hold in store for the study of masculinities. It takes its cue from the ever-present debate about masculinity and its status in Western societies - a multifaceted debate which has, at least since the late 1960s, resurfaced in media, cultural, and academic discourses alike.


The FAU welcomes papers, posters, performance, and artwork proposals from the fields of Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Art History, Theater and Film Studies, Dance and Performance Studies, Gender, Queer, LGBTI and Critical Race Studies, Political Science, Legal Studies, Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology.

The conference aims to bring together academics from different disciplines as well as creative artists to provide for an intellectually engaging and stimulating dialogue amongst participants.


Please send individual paper proposals (a 250 word abstract + CV) to the conference organizers by February 28, 2018:


Dr. Carmen Dexl (Amerikanistik, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg): carmen.dexl@fau.de

Silvia Gerlsbeck (English Literary and Cultural Studies, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg): silvia.gerlsbeck@fau.de


For more information please visit the conference website.


Photo: ©Amerikahaus München