Birmingham’s cultural event is represented by the
project, led by photographer Ming de Nasty. The project explores issues around LGBTQ+ male identity and masculinity and comprises 10 photographic portraits of LGBTQ+ men accompanied by interviews where they discuss their gendered identities and how they position themselves against and alongside normative models of masculinity. Tagmasc Symposium programme: click
Masculinity and Body Image in the 21st Century – Birmingham City University, Friday 3rd May 2019
The network launch
‘The Black Body Politic’ – excerpts of a performance presented by Ian Sergeant (BCU)
Interviews with three performance artists: Charlie Cornforth (University of Plymouth), Sam Cottington (Goldsmiths College, UoL), and Francisco González-Rosas (Concordia University)
Toxic Masculinity – City Talk, Birmingham City University, Thursday 2nd May 2019
This is the audio recording from the Toxic Masculinity and Body Image City Talk held at Birmingham City University on Thursday 2nd May 2019. This public event was the first to be held as part of the AHRC funded Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture research network. Introduced by Professor John Mercer (Birmingham City University) and chaired by Professor Clarissa Smith (University of Sunderland), the panel included Professor Heather Widdows (University of Birmingham), author of Perfect Me: Beauty as an Ethical Ideal; Dr Jamie Hakim (University of East Anglia), lecturer in Media Studies and former deputy editor for Attitude magazine; Dr Mark McGlashan (Birmingham City University), Lecturer in English Language; Mark Simpson, acclaimed author and journalist who coined the terms ‘metrosexual’ and ‘spornosexual’; and Dr Andrea Waling (La Trobe University), researcher and lecturer specialising in gender and sexuality.