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Colloquium of literature, gender and masculinities.

Hosted by the Consul of the Lima Readers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 04 Jul 15:00 - 19:00

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The research group of Literature Gender and Culture of the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of the National University of San Marcos (LIGECU) invites the academic community to participate in the Colloquium "Identities (re) invented: Literature, gender and masculinities " This event will be held in Lima, on July 4 and 5, Protected content the Protected content .

In these times when gender studies are questioned, it is important to highlight the visibility that has given us on social problems considered inherent to our reality, that allows us to reflect on the different possibilities of being, alternating to the hegemonic forms of masculinity and femininity that affect us. Within this debate, the literary field has not been alien, this is a range of different discussion spaces where excluded identities are manifested and allow readers not to be passive before what happened. While literary studies can be seen a negligible interest in these issues, translucent in a variegated and multidisciplinary academic approach based on the conception that is wielded around masculinities, it is capital continue to outline the dialogue under this theme.

Based on the current situation in which we live, it is important to reflect on the various masculinities expressed in the literary field, for this reason we question Is it possible to speak of toxic masculinities in a social circle that elevates and ignores the problems of the male figure ? How far is the social construction between the masculine and the feminine in an area that yearns to be more inclusive? How solid are the set of ideals that define the task of the masculinized individual in a context that questions the manly archetypes? How has masculine interactions, their institutionalization and their supposed infallibility been represented in literary discourse? How much have the literary text contributed or coerced to promote the paradigms of masculinity in Peruvian society?

The colloquium on (re) invented identities: literature, gender and masculinities, is proposed as an academic space in which the questions will be resolved. In this way, we invite you to question, discuss and refute the issue of the conformation of masculinities in the digesis of literary texts of a conglomerate of authors who reflect in their stories part this issue.