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 ( 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.

Quick guide to avoid ageism in communication

You can now download the quick guide to avoid ageism in communication by the WHO here.

Language and images convey meaning, which feed assumptions and judgements that can lead to ageism. The way we frame communications also affects how people think, feel and act towards different age groups. This short guide, produced as a part of the Global Campaign to Combat Ageism, aims to help you improve your communication efforts by avoiding ageism in the messages and images you use.

Call for Papers: Narratives of Ageing and Old Age in the Fantastic Mode

The Call for Papers is now open for the Special Issue of the Journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies on Narratives of Ageing and Old Age in the Fantastic Mode.

Please send abstracts by 31 August 2021 to

Sarah Falcus (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Heike Hartung (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Complete articles on the accepted proposals are due by 1 February 2022.

Find the information in the pdf below

Latest issue of the Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities

The latest issue of Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities has published.

Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal.