This panel explores how men and masculinity are depicted in popular culture in America. Panelists are encouraged to consider historical as well as contemporary examples of such depictions and to draw from literature, art, film, and comedy. Topics could include stereotyping, jokes, cartoon depictions, mass movements such as the Million Man March or Promise Keepers, self-help books, the ex-gay movement, muscular Christianity, pop art, the use of sports and war metaphors, billboards...the list is long. Presentations could focus on singular figures (Billy Sunday, Jesse Jackson, or Malcolm X), phenomena (the rise and fall of televangelists), or case studies. Speakers might examine the topic across cultures or consider how such culture is exported from the United States.
Interested panelists should email Rebecca Barrett-Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org with a one page proposal and shortened CV by April 25.
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