Masculinities in the Premodern World: Continuities, Change, and Contradictions

When and Where

Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:45 pm to Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:30 pm
Online - see event description for information.


The past twenty-five years have witnessed a bourgeoning of studies on sexuality and gender in the pre-modern world. In particular, men and masculinities have received considerable attention. Building on the theoretical perspectives provided by feminism, Foucault, and cultural studies, the study of men and masculinities is increasingly theoretically inflected and sophisticated. Studies have encompassed questions pertaining to men of various social statuses, secular and ecclesiastical, as portrayed in historical, literary, philosophical, theological, and art historical sources among others.

The conference, sponsored by the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium (TRRC), seeks to locate the study of premodern men and masculinities in its current richness and complexity.  Visit the conference website for full details.

To attend this lecture, please register by October 30, 2020 at EventBrite.  

All times stated in Eastern Time.



Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies - University of Toronto