(De)Constructing Masculinity is being organised by Hannah Burke-Tomlinson and Grace Emmett, both 2nd year PhD candidates at King's College London. Hannah is based in the Comparative Literature department but has a background in Classics, having completed a BA in Classical Studies and an MA in Classics and Ancient History, both at the University of Exeter. Grace holds a BA degree in Theology and an MA degree in Biblical Studies, both from King's College London.
Hannah's PhD is a comparative analysis researching the metapoetic dimensions of the male poet's body as represented in Augustan Latin and English Romantic poetry, with a particular focus on how this relates to contemporary notions of masculinity and male sexuality. Grace is researching constructions of masculinity in the letters of the apostle Paul in the New Testament, particularly considering how Paul's own masculinity seems to be constructed.