Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture on indigenous masculinities

February 08, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sam McKegney, associate professor and graduate chair in the English department at Queen’s University, will present ”Journey Back to the Body: The Decolonizing Potential of Indigenous Masculinities” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, in 102 Kern Building on Penn State's University Park campus.

McKegney has published a collection of interviews titled “Masculindians: Conversations about Indigenous Manhood,” a monograph titled “Magic Weapons: Aboriginal Writers Remaking Community after Residential School,” and articles on such topics as environmental kinship, masculinity theory, prison writing, indigenous governance, and Canadian hockey mythologies. He grew up in the Anishinaabe territory on the Saugeen Peninsula along the shores of Lake Huron and currently resides with his partner and their two daughters in traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples.

This event is part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. — coffee, tea and light lunch fare are provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit   

The Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for Global Studies sponsor the event.

Last Updated February 08, 2017