“Sensational Men: Victorian Masculinity in Sensation Fiction, Theatre and the Arts” (International)

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Date: April 18, 2015

Location: Falmouth University, Cornwall

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Villainous, feminised, weak and wanting; men in the sensation genre are often seen as lacking. Critical readings of the genre, moreover, have tended to focus on its constructions of femininity, largely neglecting representations of men and masculinity. Examining the under-explored subject of Victorian men, masculinity and sensation, “Sensational Men: Victorian Masculinity in Sensation Fiction, Theatre and the Arts” represents a timely and important intervention in the field.

This one day symposium at Falmouth University will provide a point of focus and intellectual exchange for scholars working in many different fields such as: popular fiction studies, theatre studies, Gothic studies, art history, early photography and film, theories of gender, sexuality and nation in nineteenth century studies.

150-200 word abstracts to be sent by: 1st December 2014 to Ruth Heholt and Meredith Miller: ruth.heholt@falmouth.ac.uk and meredith.miller@falmouth.ac.uk

Keynote Speakers: William Hughes, Bath Spa University & Andy Smith, University of Sheffield

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