Man of the House Conference

June 16th, 2018 by Martin Eve, in conference

‘Man of the House’: Masculinity and Domesticity from 1800 until the present day. 

Friday 22nd June 2018

School of English, University of St Andrews.

Keynote speaker: Professor Gill Plain (University of St Andrews)

Poetry reading by Professor Robert Crawford (University of St Andrews)

The Man of the House Conference is an interdisciplinary event examining the relationship between masculinity and the domestic sphere. The conference will include a number of panels exploring the interconnections of gender, art, literature, history, and sociology from the 19th– to the 21st-century, and a roundtable discussion about what masculinity means in relation to the home.

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Conference fee: Unwaged £10/ Waged £15.

Following the conference, we invite you to join us for a free evening event held at St Martyr’s Church featuring an exhibition of items from the university’s Special Collections and a poetry reading by Professor Robert Crawford.

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