International panel on "Sexuality and Theories of Masculinity"

Wed 14 April 2021 at 3pm

Please join us on Wed 14 April 2021 (3pm to 4.30pm, UK) for an international panel on “Sexuality and Theories of Masculinity: Intersections in the Lives and Works of Faulkner and Hemingway”, organised by Bernard T. Joy. Details below.

All welcome!

Please email Bernard at for further information and the zoom link.

Examining the ways in which the modernisms of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway intersect with each other provides a fascinating window into the literary landscape of the first half of the 20th century. Their personal rivalries. Their starkly divergent styles. Commonalities and differences in their approaches to the representation of the First World War. And their reactions— on the page and off— to the transformations they experienced in traditional sexualities and masculinities. This event explores this last area of intersection. From portrayals of wounding and rehabilitation in the postwar period, to re-articulations of the artistic treatment of white womanhood, to old misconceptions about the close association between alcoholism and closeted homosexuality. This discussion promises to be a wide-ranging look at and beyond traditional, performative sexual and gender roles in the lives and works of two of the most prominent literary figures of their time. 

Panel (hosted by Bernard T. Joy): 

  • Dr. Joanna Davis-McElligatt (University of North Texas) 
  • Dr. Phillip Gordon (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)  
  • Dr. Ahmed Honeini (Royal Holloway, University of London)  

Images via Wikimedia Commons

First published: 15 March 2021