The papers of this special issue were initially presented at the international conference “Performing the Invisible: Masculinities in the English-Speaking World,” organized at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 on September 25-26, 2010 and sponsored by the Sorbonne Nouvelle’s research groups CREW and PRISMES, EDEAGE-Etudes Anglophones, Germanophones et Européennes, Conseil Scientifique and Service des Relations Internationales. The event took place in the context of Performing Straight White Masculinities, a pluridisciplinary research project sponsored by the Sorbonne Nouvelle’s Conseil Scientifique. The editors of this special issue wish to thank the other organizers of the conference, namely Sophie Chapuis, Raphaël Costambeys-Kempczynski, Claire Hélie, Marianne Kac-Vergne, Marie Moreau, Pierre-Antoine Pellerin, and Emilie Piat. This issue was guest edited by Ariane Blayac, Claire Conilleau, Claire Delahaye and Hélène Quanquin. Clik on the cover to browse ToC and abstracts.