Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 


123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789


You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.

Drawing a Dialogue, Episode 18: Masculinity


Drawing a Dialogue, Episode 18: Masculinity

Cathy G. Johnson

Artwork by e jackson.

Artwork by e jackson.

Drawing a Dialogue is a podcast discussing comics in historical + educational contexts by Cathy G. Johnson + e remus jackson.

Episode 18: In this episode, Cathy + e discuss the social role of masculinity. e presents the definitions of masculinity and its feminist origins, the theories of sociologist Raewyn Connell, + moves into the theory of today. Comics discussion moves beyond the image into social relations + how production can be gendered. Cathy discusses masculinity in adolescence, the violence of it being taken to the extreme, and how art education + comics has a role in the gendered lives of students.

Contact:, Twitter

Subscribe: iTunes, or any podcast app you may use!


Episode Citation:

  • Exploring Masculinities, ed. C.J. Pascoe & Tristan Bridges, 2015, Oxford University Press

  • "Negotiating the Field of Masculinity: The Production and Reproduction of Multiple Dominant Masculinities," by Tony Coles (from above book)

  • Raewyn Connell, Masculinities, 1995 - 2nd edition 2005, University of California Press

  • Raewyn Connell & James W. Messerschmidt, 2005, "Hegemonic Masculinies: Rethinking the Concept", Gender and Society

  • Raewyn Connell, 2016, “Masculinities in global perspective: hegemony, contestation, and changing structures of power”, Theory and Society

  • Bart Beaty, Comics Vs Art, 2012 (correction: dated “2009” in the episode), University of Toronto

  • Bart Beaty, 2004, “Roy Lichtenstein’s Tears: Art vs. Pop in American Culture”, Canadian Review of American Studies

  • “White women in publishing” The 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey Results - The Open Book Blog

  • Pascoe, C. J. (2012). Dude, You're a F—: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School.

  • Richard T. Evans. (2016). “F———, Fame and Firepower”: Teenage Masculinity, School Shootings, and the Pursuit of Fame, (1), 1.

  • “School shootings on the rise” - Science Daily (to counterpoint, NPR released an article positing its actually the public’s perception of school shootings that is on the rise, and that they have been steady: NPR. What is specifically on the rise is the amount of victims; not necessarily the events themselves.)

  • “We’re the Generation That’s Going to End It”: The response to the recent school shooting in Florida has been a surge of activism among students nationwide. Can they change the debate on guns? (2018). Junior Scholastic, 120(11), 4.

  • Taber, N., & Woloshyn, V. (2011). Dumb Dorky Girls and Wimpy Boys: Gendered Themes in Diary Cartoon Novels. Children’s Literature in Education, 42(3), 226–242.

  • F. Graeme Chalmers, & Andrea A. Dancer. (2008). Crafts, Boys, Ernest Thompson Seton, and the Woodcraft Movement. Studies in Art Education, (3), 183.

  • Imms, W. (2004). Malcolm’s Story. Art Education, 57(2), 40–45.

What are we reading?

  • Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

Theme song by Downtown Boys