‘New Man’ Symposium

Event Date: 26 – 27 September 2014
Teesside University Darlington
Vicarage Road
Darlington
DL1 1JW

The Centre for Fascist, Anti-Fascist and Post-Fascist Studies at Teeside University presents:

The ‘New Man’ Symposium

Conveners: Jorge Dagnino (de los Andes) & Matthew Feldman (Teesside)

The ‘New Man Symposium’ examines fascist movements and regimes through the lens of an attempted anthropological revolution. This attempt to create a ‘homo fascistus’ during the fascist epoch is approached via a comparative angle, with presentations by leaders in the field of Fascist Studies. Taking different perspectives and looking at national movements across Europe, as well as in Latin America, it is hoped that this interdisciplinary conference will revive interest in this much neglected topic.

Programme:
Day 1:

Session 1 (Chair: Professor Matthew Feldman):

Dr Martin Conway (Oxford) – New Men and Old Masculinities: The Interaction of Masculinity and Politics in Europe, 1930-1950

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Professor Mary Vincent (Sheffield) – ‘Half-monk, half-warrior’: the New Man in Spain

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Session 2 (Chair: Dr Jorge Dagnino)
Rebecca Wennberg (Royal Holloway) – Beyond Totalitarianism: Images of the National Socialist ‘New Man’ in New Perpetrator Research

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Luca La Rovere (Perugia) – The ‘new man’ in Fascist Italy

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Keynote Lecture  (Chair: Professor Matthew Feldman)

Professor Gregory Maertz (St. Johns) – Eugenic art: representations of the ‘new man’ in Nazi Germany from the seizure of power to Hitler’s suicide

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Day 2

Session 3 (Chair: Dr Jorge Dagnino)

Dr Jeannette Baxter (Anglia Ruskin) – ‘Men in Fascism’: Encountering the New Man in the B.U.F. Press and Selected Writings of Wyndham Lewis

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Professor Aristotle Kallis (Lancaster) – The laboratory of ‘renewal’ (renovação): Brazil’s Ministry of Education and Health during the Vargas dictatorship (1930-1945)

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Dr Joan Tumblety (Southampton) – The limits of the fascist new man in France

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Session 4 (Chair: Professor Matthew Feldman)

Dr Tudor Georgescu (Oxford Brookes) – When New Men Dig Ditches Too: The Transylvanian Saxon Self-Help’s Youth movement and volunteer work camps in 1930s and 1940s Romania

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Dr Valentin Sandulescu (Bucharest) – The Iron Guard’s failed struggle for regenerating the nation: Romanian fascism and its goal of creating a ‘new man’

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Dr Rory Yeomans (Oxford) – Constructing a New Ustasha Man: Education, Social Mobility and Mass Killing in the Militia State

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