CGColloquia summer term 2015 Cover Art

© Frances Benjamin Johnston - full-length portrait, seated in front of fireplace, facing left, holding cigarette in one hand and a beer stein in the other, in her Washington, D.C. studio

German and English
On-site event
April 29 2015 (all day) to July 8 2015 (all day)
Sommer term 2015


In recent decades men’s studies have become an interdisciplinary and international research paradigm. In the summer term the Cornelia Goethe Colloquia will focus on Masculinities. The title hints at a thrilling plurality of theoretical approaches, research topics, and perspectives within men’s studies.

The colloquia will begin with sports sociologist Robert Gugutzer, who will talk about the meaning of the male body in sports. Literary scholar John Landreau from the College of New Jersey, USA will be next, analyzing the representation of masculinity in a novel by Junot Diaz. A perspective on masculinities from the Global South, outlining a critical metaperspective on US- and Euro-centric men’s studies, will be provided by the internationally distinguished sociologist Raewyn Connell. Coming back to the European context, Sociologist Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck (Frankfurt) and Sveva Magaraggia (Rom) as well as Anthropologist Hande Birkalan-Gedik (Istanbul) will take a look at Fatherhood and Masculinities. Miranda Leontowitsch will focus on ageing and masculinity from a sociological perspective focusing on continuity and change. The colloquia will end with sociologist Christoph Schwarz, who will analyse IS propaganda material with regard to male adolescence and generativity.

Helma Lutz, Phil C. Langer, Mara Kastein
Anna Krämer
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