Professors Kathleen Starck, University of Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany, and Russell Luyt, University of Greenwich, London, UK, are calling for papers for the Fifth in a Series of Conferences on “Political Masculinities” that will focus on the theme “Political Masculinities and Populism.” The conference will take place at the University of Landau (Germany), December 1-3, 2017.
The conference aims to encourage and develop diverse understandings concerning the relationship between the concepts of political masculinities and populism. The organizers hope to provide an arena in which to consider the gendered functioning of populist politics and politicians – both past and present – and thereby contribute toward understanding the rise of populism globally in the 21st century.
This conference aims to explore some of the following questions:
- To what extent are the concepts of populism and masculinities co-constructed and mutually reinforcing?
- Does masculine populism also exist outside party and/or national politics?
- Does populist charisma differ in its masculinity from other forms of charisma?
- What role do masculine identities play for supporters of populism?
- Is populism more masculine in some (national/historical) contexts than others?
- How is populist masculinity/masculine populism performed?
- Where does populist masculinity originate historically?
- In what way do different national populisms produce similar or diverging forms of political masculinities?
- What (political) masculinities are excluded by populism and how is this achieved?
- In how far is populist governance masculine?
This list is not exhaustive. The aim is to stimulate debate within and between disciplines and to welcome the submission of empirical and theoretical papers from across the full spectrum of gender studies. This may include, but is not limited to, work in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.
For more information and the complete call for paper, click here.