7 de julio de 2014

Conferencia sobre erotismo en la República Checa

A Global Network for Dynamic Research and Publishing

9th Global Conference: National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic

Tuesday 4th November – Thursday 6th November 2014

Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

National and Cultural Histories of the Erotic forms a special stream
of focus within the larger event of The Erotic conference.

It is difficult to answer the question, what it means to explore the
field of the erotic. Does it mean to research human experience and
interpersonal relationships? Or maybe reflections of erotic in
literature, cinema and arts? What about eroticism in religion and
folklore? The issue of the erotic is so that it requires a plethora of
approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to
understand, appreciate, define it and make an attempt to draw the line
between the erotic and the sexuality. This inter- and trans-
disciplinary special stream seeks to explore critical issues in
relation to national and cultural histories of eroticism across the
world on the edge of ancient and contemporary, live and death,
classics and pulp fiction. These explorations inevitably touch on
various areas of human life and experience as well as on the
relationship between sexualities, gender and bodies, along with
questions concerning the perverse, fetishism and fantasy, pornography
and obscenity.

 -Can religion be erotic?: Saint images, celibacy, witch hunts. -
 -Eroticism in advertizing
 -Eroticism and death
 -Erotic in architecture and design:
 -Sensuality of food and erotic experience
 -The meaning of the erotic capital in contemporary society
 -Erotic in humour, satire and irony
 -The erotic in literature and film: erotic acts, images and figures
as in Nabokov’ Lolita or Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris.
 -The beauty of erotic
 -Where is the line between the erotic and pornography?
 -Contemporary erotic: a phenomenon of 50 Shades of Grey
 -New supernatural romances and teen erotic (The Twilight Saga, Hunger
Games, etc)
 -Ancient erotic of the old Greece and the old Rome: erotic
images(pictures and sculptures), esthetics of the ancient erotic,
erotic in mythology (Zeus and Leda, Helen, Venera, etc).
 -The Erotic and folklore: folk stories, songs, customs.
 -The politics of the erotic inc. issues of censorship and
transgression: politically correct eroticism

We are particularly keen to encourage submissions that are not
subsumed within disciplines, but cut across and between disciplinary
vocabularies to provide new synergies, domains and inter-disciplinary
possibilities. We warmly welcome proposals which go beyond traditional
paper presentations and encompass also panels, performances and

In order to support and encourage inter-disciplinarity engagement, it
is our intention to create the possibility of starting dialogues
between the parallel events running during this conference. Delegates
are welcome to attend up to two sessions in each of the concurrent
conferences. We also propose to produce cross-over sessions between
these groups – and we welcome proposals which deal with the
relationship between The Erotic, Revolt and Revolution, Making Sense
of Suffering and Truth and Truthfulness.

We would also like to draw delegates attention to a special Erotic
Poetry Workshop that will be running just after the conference,
details for which can be found here: Creative Writing Workshop “All
Things Can Tempt Me”: The Imagination and the Erotic in PoetryFriday
7th November 2014 Prague, Czech Republic

What to Send:

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 15th August 2014. If
an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should
be submitted by Friday 26th September 2014. Abstracts should be
submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF
formats, following this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in
programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of
proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.

E-mails should be entitled: Erotic 9 Abstract Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any
special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or
underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals
submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should
assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in
cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic
route or resend.

Organising Chairs:

Natalia Kaloh Vid: nkv@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher: er9@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Gender and Sexuality series of research
projects, which in turn belong to the Critical Issues programmes of
Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from
different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions
which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and
presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN
eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development
into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and
professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should
attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make
this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.

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