Masculinity and the Other is an interdisciplinary conference taking place at Balliol College, University of Oxford on 29th and 30th August 2007. The conference organisers are Jessica Meyer and Heather Ellis. We hope to bring together scholars studying masculinities in a variety of fields, including literature, history, art history, sociology and philosopy, to explore some of the forms of 'otherness' against which ideas of masculinity have been defined over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By taking an interdisciplinary approach to the question we hope to uncover a fuller and more complex picture of what, historically, socially and culturally, it means to be a man.
Themes of panels include:
*Age, maturity and life cycle
*Religion and spirituality
*Enemies and allies
*Images of 'otherness'
*Misbehaviour and social control
*Brutishness and animality
Registration forms can be downloaded from the conference website: http://masculinityandtheother.googlepages.com
There are discounts for postgraduate students and the deadline for registration is 30th July, 2007.
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