“Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century”
- Doctor Holly Furneaux
- Professor Joanne Bailey
To commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and explore the lasting impact of the Napoleonic Wars upon the history of militarism, submissions are welcomed for ‘Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century’, an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Hull on the May 20-21, 2015.
The conference organizers welcome papers from scholars across the humanities on the topic of nineteenth-century ‘military’ manliness. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to notions of gender, war and empire, exploring the ways in which nineteenth-century society responded and reacted to ideas of militarism and mobilised manhood.
Topics might include (but are certainly not limited to):
- The Napoleonic Wars.
- Victorian war and empire.
- Hero worship.
- Military fashion.
- Returning soldiers.
- Soldiers and families (military fathers, husbands and sons).
- Military hierarchies.
- Men and nursing.
- The revival of chivalry and past manly archetypes.
- Military masculinity in art and music.
- Artistic masculinity during wartime.
- Violent, criminal masculinity.
- Emotion, trauma and the nervous body.
- Physicality and sport.
Further information here: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/english/news-and-events/military-masculinities.aspx