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Manmaking Words – an informal mailing list

As a follow-up to the discussion at the end of the conference (thanks again to everyone who came!), Helen and I have decided to use the conference email account as a mailing list, a place to share upcoming events, conferences, book reviews etc.

 

If you would like to opt-in to the mailing list, or have something you would like circulated, please email me at manmakingwords@gmail.com. The focus will primarily be on historical masculinities in an Arts and Humanties perspective, but we want to keep it flexible and open.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

A change in the programme

Due to personal circumstance, Dr Ana Carden-Coyne has had to pull out of the conference. However, we’ve been very lucky to be able to get Dr Jessica Meyer in to give a keynote instead.

Dr Meyer will be giving a paper on: ‘Unmaking Men: Literary Representations of Shell
Shock in the Aftermath of the Two World Wars’.

 

Current Programme

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

 

Registration is open until the 26th of July; you can register here: http://webstore.ncl.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&catid=51&modid=2&prodid=202&deptid=9&prodvarid=0

If you have any questions, please email us at manmakingwords@gmail.com. Further information can also be found at: https://manmakingwords.wordpress.com/

 

Programme:

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

Reminder: Registration Deadline Approaching

Registration for “In Search of Man-Making Words” ends on the 26th of July – so now is the time to register if you haven’t yet. Everything you need to know can here found here: http://webstore.ncl.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&catid=51&modid=2&prodid=202&deptid=9&prodvarid=0

 

It looks like it’s going to be a great day – we look forward to seeing you all there! Any issues or questions, please email us at manmakingwords@gmail.com.

Draft Programme

This is the initial draft programme, subject to change:

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

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

Funded by Newcastle University Gender Research Group

Programme:

9.00-9.30 – Registration

9.30-9.45 – Welcome & opening remarks

9.45.-10.45 – Keynote: John Strachan, Romantic Masculinities

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
  • Ashley Hill (Aberystwyth University) A Masculine Pen: Casanova’s Representation of Masculinity in Venice in his Historie de ma Vie

15.00-16.00 – Keynote: Ana Carden-Coyne, Martial Masculinities and the Nation

16.00-16.30 – Coffee break

16.30-17.45 –

Panel E: Shifting Masculinities, Shifting Nations

  • 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
  • Nina Rones (The Norwegian Defence University College) Realization of the Norwegian Outdoorsman and Polar Hero through Military Service
  • Aude-Marie Lalanne-Berdouticq  (Paris Ouest University) Men, Masculinity and the Nation in France 1914-1919

17.45-18.30 – Plenary with Keynotes & Organisers

18.30- Wine Reception

Registration is now open!

Registration for ‘In Search of Man-Making Words’: Masculinities, Citizenship and the Nation, 1750 – 1945 is now open! The registration page is here.

Fee is £25 waged, £15 unwaged.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Deadline for abstracts is today!

Today is your last chance to get an abstract in for ‘In Search of Man-Making Words’, so time to get sending!

 

Thank you to everyone who has sent in abstracts so far.