Work/Force is an interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the Department of Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University in partnership with the University of Cape Town's African Cinema Unit and Centre for Film and Media Studies.

The conference aims to serve as a platform for the discussion and analysis of the manner in which diverse South African masculinities are constructed in the media, by asking how discourses might be engendered, within the South African context, around concepts of culture, race and class as they pertain to the articulation of masculinities in mainstream and niche media entities both locally and internationally.

The primary concern of the conference is the question of how South African masculinities are constructed within the representational cultures of media entities such as newspapers, film, advertising, art, magazines, literature and blogs.

Keynote speakers

Robert Morrell
Sean Nixon
Kopano Ratele
Mark Behr
Eusebius McKaiser