Minoo Moallem and Frances S. Hasso: Masculinities in the Making: Iranian and Egyptian Film

Friday, October 23, 2015 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
East Duke Parlors

Chair

Guo-Juin Hong (Duke Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Director of the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image).

Papers

“War Movies and Fractured Notions of Masculinity”
Minoo Moallem (UC Berkeley Gender & Women’s Studies Department)

“Masculinities, Ideology, and Revolutionary Traces in Post-2011 Egyptian Film”
Frances S. Hasso (Duke Women’s Studies and Sociology)

Panel Abstract


Minoo Moallem

Masculinity studies have not paid enough attention to formations and transformations of masculinities in the Global South. The panelists use films as media through which to examine narratives of masculinity formation from the 1980s to 2000 in Iran and its diaspora and post-2011 Egypt. The papers theorize and illustrate the fractured and contested nature of masculinities and the degrees to which they are imbricated in state and neoliberal ideological projects concerned with controlling men. Lunch will be served.

Minoo Moallem is Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley and author of Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister: Islamic Fundamentalism and the Cultural Politics of Patriarchy in Iran (University of California 2005) and co-editor with Caren Kaplan and Norma Alarcon of Between Woman and Nation: Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms and The State (Duke 1999). She is working on a book manuscript, Nation as Transnational Commodity: The Mobile World of the Persian Carpet and another on Iran-Iraq war movies and masculinity.


Frances S. Hasso

Frances S. Hasso is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Sociology at Duke University and author of Consuming Desires: Family Crisis and the State in the Middle East (Stanford 2011) and Resistance, Repression and Gender Politics in Occupied Palestine and Jordan (Syracuse 2005). She is co-editor with Zakia Salime of Freedom without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions (forthcoming Duke 2016) and Editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (2015-2018).

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