mStud Editorial SchedulePosted: January 31, 2011
Foundational Texts: Weekly summaries of writing, film, art, and other cultural or scholarly outlets that will contribute to the mStud curriculum and reading list.
What’s In Your Wallet: A pictorial essay examining the contents of the wallet
Conversations with Men: 5 questions with men all over the city
Sacred Objects: An examination of objects dear to men – tools, iPhones, the riding mower, the corvette, the desire to name cars and possessions, truck nuts, guns, etc.
Every other Sunday (beginning 2/6):
Cultural Icons and Archetypes: Clint Eastwood, Hugh Hefner, Jesus Christ
Every other Sunday (beginning 2/13):
Men’s Products: Packaging and marketing reviews of razors, underwear, deodorant, etc.
Every other Monday (beginning 1/31):
Men in the Media: Who’s on the cover of this week’s/ month’s magazines? What do they represent about masculinity?
Examination of the Sub-species: the hipster, the metrosexual, the geek, the old man, etc..
Every other Monday (beginning 2/7):
Men and Power: Positive and negative uses in the hands of men
Every other Tuesday (beginning 2/1):
Evolution of Male Costume: Where we present and examine male dress from olden times to today’s modern-day hipster lumberjacks.
Every other Tuesday (beginning 2/8):
Transitions in the Male Life Cycle: puberty, mid-life crisis, andropause
Genesis of the Male Myth: childhood– where does the differentiation begin? Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Mars and Venus on a Date
Men and Sexuality: How Gay Culture moves into the mainstream. How sex lives of men change in light of AIDS. Policies that affect sexuality (DADT)
Every other Wednesday (beginning 2/2):
Women and Masculinity: Women and Men who Subvert the Binary (i.e Androgyny)
Every other Wednesday (beginning 2/9):
Omega Males: Never-never land for men, peter-pan complex, men who never want to leave guyland, the culture perpetuated by Judd Apatow, etc.
The International Male: Customs, policies, societal norms, expectations of men in other countries.
Every other Thursday (beginning 2/3):
Male Mythologies: Religious and mythological examinations of men – Adam’s Rib, Greek mythology, etc.
Stereotypes and Etymology of Terms: the language of Male-Hood
Every other Thursday (beginning 2/10):
Cinematic Portrayal of Men: Men in film, men on television
Every other Friday (beginning 2/4):
Men and Redemption: Charlie Sheen, Ben Roethlisberger, Mel Gibson -How men get forgiven in culture, or do they?
Every other Friday (beginning 2/11):
Boys Club Deconstructed: Ivy Leages, Golf, ESPN, Pitchfork, Men’s Bath Houses, No Girls Allowed Signs