Keynote Speakers

Dr. Peter Ferry

Dr. Ferry is a Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Dublin working on “The Transnational Flâneur and Masculinity in 19th Century American Literature”, funded by the Irish Research Council. He is author of Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction (Routledge, 2015) and has published articles on New York flâneurs, Freud and masculinity, fatherhood and masculinity, and the sociological value of studying men and masculinities in literature. Forthcoming articles include research on the beard, otherness, and masculinity in contemporary U.S. fiction, as well as the significance of marginalised men in the flâneurial writing of the New Yorker’s Joseph Mitchell.

Dr. Hamilton Carroll

Dr. Carroll is an Associate Professor of English (American Literature and Culture) at the University of Leeds. His research includes twenty-first and twentieth-century US literature, American Studies, film studies, US culture studies, gender and masculinity studies, US racial formations, memory cultures, and globalization. His most recent publication, Affirmative Reaction: New Formation of White Masculinity, explores the cultural politics of heteronormative white masculine privilege in the United States.

Dr. Gabriel Koureas

Dr. Koureas is a Senior Lecturer in Visual and Material Culture from the late 19th century to the present day, based at Birkbeck University of London. His monograph, Memory, Masculinity and National Identity in British Visual Culture 1914-1930, examines the commemoration of the First World War in relation to the visual culture of the 1920s, considering the ways in which intimacy, cultural expressions of sexuality, emotion and affect are encoded in diverse forms in visual culture and commemorative objects with particular emphasis on the performative nature of gender and various sites of memory. He is currently the Peltz Gallery Artist in Residence, in a collaborative project alongside artist John Timberlake.


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