Silver Screens: Ageing Masculinities in Anglophone and European Cinemas

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This webinar explores constructions of masculinity and ageing across a range of cultural contexts and films.

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*Keynotes run 15 mins


2:00 – 2:50

Panel 1: Perspectives on Masculinity, Ageing and Movies

Michael Kimmel (SUNY, Stony Brook University, Emeritus) [keynote]

The Age(s) of Men: Images of Masculinities Across the Life Course

Timothy Shary, Eastern Florida State College [keynote]

De-Ageing and Denying the ‘Older Man’ in Recent Hollywood

Thomas Britt, George Mason University

Narratives of Ageing and Retribution

*+10 mins discussion


Panel 2: European Star Studies

Ginette Vincendeau, King's College London

Literature to the Rescue of Ageing Masculinity in French Cinema: the Case of Les Misérables

Phil Powrie, University of Surrey

Ageing disgracefully: Hallyday, Luchini and silver linings in recent French cinema

Robert Shail, Leeds Beckett University

'I look at ageing not as a problem, but as a privilege’: Michael Caine as Older Rebel

*+10 mins discussion

4:00 – 4:50

Panel 3: European Perspectives

Manuel Barbera Lopez, Universitat de València, Spain

’What makes us alive': The Ageing Artist in Paolo Sorrentino’s Films

Lisa-Nike Bühring, University of Gloucestershire, UK

Narratives of Older Age and Masculinity in We Are the New Ones (2019)

Michael Stewart, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Fatherhood, Melodrama and the Absurd in Toni Erdmann (Ade, 2016)

Teet Teinemaa, Tallinn University, Estonia

The (Hopeful) Potential of Old Age and Caring Masculinity in Recent Estonian Film

*+10 mins discussion


Panel 4: Queer Ageing

Jessy Simonini, University of Nantes, France

Massimo Girotti, Story of an Aging (and Queering) Masculinity

José María Armengol, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

The (Aging) (Gay) Male Body in Pedro Almodovar’s Pain and Glory (2019)

Adrian Gras-Velazquez, Smith College, USA

Queer Aging and Heterofuturity in the Films of Ventura Pons

*+10 mins discussion

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