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Owen Brittan


Owen holds a BA in Classics from Loyola University Chicago as well as a Masters (with distinction) in British History from the University of Newcastle. Owen Brittan is currently reading for a PhD in History (expected 2017) at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. His dissertation, entitled ‘British Masculinities Beyond Patriarchy, 1689-1702’, explores how men negotiated the normative expectations of primarily homosocial masculine settings such as the military, public service, religion, and business. Adopting a socio-cultural approach, his research employs subjective experience and language to explore problems, prescriptions, and representations of masculinity.

Other Professional Activities

Owen is a co-convenor for the Gender and Sexuality Workshop.


  • Early Modern History

Key Publications

“The Print Depiction of King William III's Masculinity”, The Seventeenth Century2017. (DOI:10.1111/1754-0208.12462)

“Subjective Experience and Military Masculinity at the Beginning of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1688-1714”, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 40, no. 2 (June 2017), 273-290. (DOI:10.1080/0268117X.2017.1301829)