Programme: ‘Masculinities, Citizenship and the Nation: 1750 – 1945’

Registration ends Friday 26th July (postgraduate fee £15; full fee £25). See website for further details.

Please see the final programme below:

In Search of “Man-Making Words”: Masculinities, Citizenship and the Nation: 1750 – 1945

A One-Day Conference at Newcastle University, August 2nd, 2013

Herschel Building, Teaching Rooms 1 & 2

Funded by the Newcastle University Gender Research Group

9.00-9.30 – Registration

9.30-9.45 – Welcome & opening remarks

9.45.-10.45 – Keynote: John Strachan, Sport, War, Nation: Late Georgian Masculinity, 1789-1830′

10.45-11.15 – Coffee break

11.15-12.45 –

Panel A: Male Femininity

  • Rebecca Barr (NUI Galway) Masculinity, Nation, and the Irish Fortune Hunter
  • Hollie Price (Queen Mary University) Men and their flowers: Tending a Domestic England in 1940s British Film
  • Pete Newbon (Northumbria University) “Too much of the Boy-Man”: Charles Lamb’s Childishness

Panel B: The (Un)Violent Man

  • Clive Baldwin (Open University) ‘How Should a Good Man Live?’ Jewish-American masculinity in Saul Bellow’s early fiction
  • Ingrid Hanson (University of Hull) W.T.Stead and the Manliness of Peacemaking, 1899-1902
  • Tai-Chun Ho (University of York) The Gender Construction of the Male Civilian Poet and War Poetry in the Crimean War

12.45-13. 30 – Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 –

Panel C: The Insecure Empire

  • Helen Goodman (Royal Holloway) Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Masculinity Abroad, 1880-1910
  • Zachary Rose (University of Cambridge) ‘Progress Towards Perfection’: Fashioning the Empire’s Men at the Oxford University Museum
  • Mary Chadwick (Aberystwyth University) Educating Welsh Boys to be British Men: Poetry from Ruthin School, 1776-1793

Panel D: The Masculine Body, the Masculine Performance

  • Tracy Hayes (Open University) “The thing must be male, we suppose”: Investigating Masculinities in the Novels of Thomas Hardy
  • David Snowdon (University of Sunderland) Byron’s Violent-Fatigue Workout: A Literary Heavyweight’s Affinity for Mixing it with Pierce Egan’s Fancy
  • Helen Stark (Newcastle University) The ‘best and most sensitive of men’?: Challenging the  European Man of Feeling, Nationalism, and Liberty in Madame de Staël’s Corinne, or Italy (1807)

15.00-16.00 – Keynote: Ana Carden-Coyne, War and the Making of Citizen Cripple

16.00-16.30 – Coffee break

16.30-17.30 –

Panel E: Shifting Masculinities, Shifting Nations

  • Nina Rones (The Norwegian Defence University College) Realization of the Norwegian Outdoorsman and Polar Hero through Military Service
  • Ashley Hill (Aberystwyth University) A Masculine Pen: Casanova’s Representation of Masculinity in Venice in his Historie de ma Vie

Panel F: The Nation at War is a Masculine Nation

  • Aude-Marie Lalanne-Berdouticq  (Paris Ouest University) Men, Masculinity and the Nation in France 1914-1919
  • Fraser Mann (York St John University)‘This call is meant for you, my boy’: William March, Dalton Trumbo and the harrowed masculine self of World War I

17.30-18.15 – Plenary in groups – Thinking through intersections of theories

18.15- Wine Reception


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