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(De)constructing Masculinity: Manifestations of Maleness, Male Sexuality and the Male Body in Greco-Roman Antiquity

King’s Building, Strand Campus, London

1 Nov NEV-main-StrandCampus-white

(De)Constructing Masculinity is a two-day interdisciplinary conference on the theme of masculinity in the Greco-Roman world, generously funded and supported by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP). 

What did it mean to be a man in the ancient world? And what did it mean for an individual to fall short of the criteria for manliness?

These questions will form the foundation of (De)Constructing Masculinity as it seeks to explore various constructions of masculinity in ancient Greco-Roman literature, focusing on the ways in which hegemonic masculinity is challenged or affirmed by these gender expressions. (De)Constructing Masculinity is also firmly intended as an interdisciplinary conference with the aim of encouraging conversations between researchers in the fields of Classics, Comparative Literature and Theology given the wealth of common literature that these disciplines share. 

Keynote Speaker: Professor Helen King (Professor Emerita of Classical Studies, Open University). 

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