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Newcastle University Conference, “Doing Sex: Men, Masculinity & Sexual Practices,” Calls for Proposals

December 12, 2016 by  
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“Doing Sex: Men, Masculinity and Sexual Practices,” a Conference at Newcastle University, United Kingdom, will take place July 14-15, 2017. The conference organizers are: Dr. Chris Haywood, Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle; Dr. Jonathan A. Allan, Canada Research Chair in Queer Theory at Brandon University; and Dr. Frank G. Karioris, Assistant Professor at American University of Central Asia

It’s goal is to bring together the study of sexual practices and desires and critical studies of men and masculinities,  with explicit interest in returning to some of the provocations of sexology in the twentieth century to think through men’s sexuality today. For Kinsey there is an inherent paradox in “man’s absorbing interest in sex and his astounding ignorance of it; his desire to know and his unwillingness to face the facts.” Whilst we can see some of the failings and problematics in Kinsey, Masters & Johnson, and other Sexologists, it is critical to reflect not simply as criticism of these, but also of what they are suggestive and enlightening.

Paper proposals should be submitted by February 6th, 2017. Proposals should include a title, an abstract of not more than 300 words, 5 or 8 keywords, and a brief biographical note (75 words). We welcome submissions from any discipline. Proposals should be sent to Presenters will be asked to limit their presentations to 15 minutes.

Posters presentations: PhD students are encouraged to provide a Poster presentation at the end of the 1st day. Those selected will pay no registration and dinner fees.

Logistics: Participants are expected to arrange their own travel and accommodation. There will be a nominal registration fee of £60/$75 USD. A limited number of fee waivers for PhD students will be available.

For more information and the full call for proposals.

Inquiries should be emailed.

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