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February 2, 2013

CFP: Pleasure, Pain & Perversion: Embodied Violence & Eroticism in Cultural Representations

Conference: Fifth Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Date: April 12-13, 2013
Submission deadline for abstracts: February 14, 2013

Description: »“Embodied Violence & Eroticism” asks us to explore this site in the various ways the body acts and is acted upon, demanding that we go beyond mere linear abstractions of ideology and look at how these ideologies converge upon the individual. Power relations use eroticism and violence as discourse to highlight the dichotomies between masculine and feminine, public and private spheres, colonizer and colonized, the body’s function and representation, and other binary relations. The complexity of erotic discourses lies in the manifold ways in which they encapsulate and transport desires, thereby blurring the boundaries between the acknowledgement of the self and the acknowledgement of the self’s desire.«

More information: CFP website