Post-Feminist American Masculinity: Backlash and New Frontiers.
In describing the American male protagonist in pre-feminist literature and popular culture, critics from D.H. Lawrence to Leslie Fiedler and Marshall McLuhan have remarked on his violence and isolation. However, social, political and economic changes of the 1960s and 1970s have resulted in new ideals of American masculinity. This seminar session invites essays that examines the masculinity as constructed in specific American novels or films produced since 1980. Send brief abstracts in body of email by 9/15/08 to Elizabeth Abele: AbeleE@ncc.edu
40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusett
Please include with your abstract: Name and Affiliation; Email address; Postal address; Telephone number; A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel; however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may present a paper at a panel or seminar and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
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