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Workshop at University of Rostock cancelled due to COVID-19

Due to the recent developments concerning COVID-19 (Corona virus), the workshop with the title “Masculinities Aging Between Cultures: Methods and Concepts in Dialogue” planned as a collaborative event as part of the Gender Net+ project “Representations of Masculinities and Ageing in Contemporary European Literatures and Cinemas” and to take place at the University of Rostock from April 16-17, 2020, has been cancelled. We very much regret inconveniences caused by this necessary decision, and hope to organize this event at a later date.

Workshop at the University of Rostock, 16-17 April 2020

On 16 and 17 April 2020, a workshop will take place at the University of Rostock, with the title "Masculinities Aging Between Cultures: Methods and Concepts in Dialogue". The workshop will deal with concepts such as mobility across countries in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the experiences of male migrants regarding their aging bodies, and issues related to the refugee crisis. Methodolodically, the workshop will focus on the conceptual themes of relationality, care and kinship.

As a part of the workshop, Raquel Medina will present her talk "Cinema and glory: Almodóvar’s ageing journey through space, time, and pain."

Tel Aviv MascAge conference (Feb 2020)

The MASCAGE team hosted a conference on 6-7 February at Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv.

Program for the Tel Aviv MascAge Conference (6-7 February, 2020)

Download here the program for the Conference at Tel Aviv on 6-7 February, 2020: The Intersection(s) of Ageism and Masculinities.

A Talk by Murray Forman at the University of Graz

On June 27, 2019, Murray Forman, from Northeastern University, USA, presented at the University of Graz: “Things Done Changed”: Rearticulating the Real in Hip-Hop.

Call for Papers: Masculinities Aging Between Cultures: Methods and Concepts in Dialogue

CFP: Masculinities Aging Between Cultures: Methods and Concepts in Dialogue

Ageing, Gender and Illness in Anglophone Literature - Heike Hartung

This study by Heike Hartung establishes age as a category of literary history, delineating age in its interaction with gender and narrative genre. Reading the Bildungsroman as a 'coming of age' novel, the book brings together perspectives of age and disability study to provide new insights into literary and genre history, visiting canonical authors such as Goethe, Burney, Edgeworth, Austen, Dickens, Eliot, Beckett, and Franzen and exploring the new genre of "dementia narrative." This book introduces a new theoretical approach to cultural age studies and offers an analysis of the connection between narratology, literary theory, gender, and age studies.