Josep M. Armengol and Roberta Maierhofer took part in the international conference Men in Movement (Masculinities and Feasible Futures) held in Barcelona last week. You can see their interventions and more here.
Topics to be addressed include but are not limited to:
• Cultural representation of gender and age/aging in popular music
• Cultural representation of gender and age/aging in contemporary American and European film and literature
• Gender-specific experience and attitudes towards age/ageing in relation to music and media consumption
• Contemporary and changing representation of age/aging as well as of gender in popular culture
• Experience of digital transformation in different life stages and age phases
José María Armengol's introductory chapter to the collective volume with Palgrave on Aging Masculinities in Contemporary U.S. Fiction is now available in Open Access here, and also attached to this publication. The full volume will be available soon. We hope you like it.
The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) will be at the forefront of the analysis of masculinities in Spain with the opening of a new training program focused on this area of gender studies. Starting next October, the university will offer a Master's Degree in Masculinities Studies, a pioneering degree that focuses on men in order to complete the perspective of analysis of gender studies, which have mostly focused on women.
Its promoters recall that "most universities already have undergraduate and graduate programs in Women's Studies and/or Gender Studies. However, the historical origins and political sensitivities of these programs have meant that most gender studies (faculty, students and researchers) have been carried out by women and about women". Faced with this reality, the new master's degree assumes the growing interest in masculinity studies in the scientific community dedicated to this field.
Directed by UCLM professor José María Armengol, the curriculum includes subjects that address issues such as gender violence, communication, advertising, culture and fatherhood from the perspective of masculinities. The program, which will be taught online, is organised in a total of eighty-eight credits, sixty of which are compulsory.
The pre-registration period will be open from July 18 to September 24, while enrollment can be formalised between September 27 and October 1. The course, which initially offers fifty places, will run from October 4, 2021 to May 27, 2022.
Last week, José María Armengol presented the newly created MA in Masculinity Studies to be launched this year at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha at the MenEngage Ubuntu Symposium, among other interesting proposals and models related to formation in the study of masculinities.
You can now watch the symposium here (professor Armengol's intervention from timestamp 34:40 to 45:10).
To access subtitles in YouTube, click on the “Settings” icon, select “Subtitles/CC,” and then click “Auto Translate.” A list of languages you can translate into will be displayed. Please note, most of the symposium videos are translated using YouTube's voice-recognition software, so the quality of translations will vary, and auto-generate subtitles are not currently available for languages other than English.
The symposium Gender and Age/Aging in Popular Culture will take place next week and we look forward to your participation, feel free to share it with your colleagues and students! As the symposium is open to the public, we are happy to welcome everybody to listen and take part in the discussions. You can find the program here (all times are in CEST). You can find the flyer below.