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Men in Movement, V | Masculinities and Feasible Futures

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.

Mascage Spring Seminar Series

We just uploaded the recordings of the three online seminars held by MASCAGE in Spring. You can watch them below. We hope you enjoy them!

Seminar 1

Seminar 2 Part 1 Part 2

Seminar 3

Call for Papers: Age and Gender in Popular Culture

Our team at the University of Graz are publishing an edited volume following their symposium in June on Age and Gender in Popular Culture.
 
Since the reality of our lives is shaped by processes of globalization and digitization, whereby social spaces are culturally diverse and digitally networked, the question arises as to whether digital technologies enable or impede (inter)cultural exchange and global communication with regard to the perception of age(s) and gender in the context of popular culture. This edidet volume will pay particular attention to cultural and media consumption, such as music and film, as well as cultural representations in contemporary American and European literary works. In this context, gender- specific experiences of men and women and their attitudes towards ageing in relation to media and music consumption will be compared to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary and changing representations of age and ageing in order to integrate age(s) into the human image.

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

Abstracts of 300 words for chapter proposals should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 October, 2021. Please, include a short biography of 100 words or less. We ask for your finished chapters of 6.000 to 6.500 words including references by 1 February, 2022. The publication forms part of the Elisabeth-List-Fellowship Program for Gender Studies at the University of Graz. It will be published by transcript, Bielefeld, in the Aging Studies Series and will go through a double-blind peer-review.
 

Introduction to volume on Aging Masculinities in Contemporary U.S. Fiction now available

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.

 

UCLM will teach a groundbreaking MA in Masculinity Studies

 

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.

For further information, please visit the Master's website (https://www.uclm.es/estudios/propios/master-estudios-masculinidades) or e-mail its director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MA in Mascuinity Studies presented at MenEngage Ubuntu Symposium

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.

Symposium: Gender and Age/Aging in Popular Culture

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.