Gender and Feminisms at Bristol

Stephens, B. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Description

In a change to my advertised paper, I will be present on 'Gender, Grandeur, and French Literary Commemoration in the 19th Century' and discuss my emerging project on the masculinist drive exhibited by France's Third Republic in memorialising its so-called 'great men'. I will then juxtapose that cultural legacy with the more unsettled masculinity on display on those writers' works in order to demonstrate the significance of recent critical discourse in gender studies to problematising a key (gendered) aspect of the French national consciousness at a time of renewed concern over the State's identity.
Period11 Jul 2017
Event typeConference
LocationBristol, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • French Literature
  • masculinity studies
  • reception theory