Thursday, June 3, 2010

'Erotic Screen and Sound: Culture, Media and Desire' Conference
15-18 February 2011, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia

Few subjects are as simultaneously commonplace and controversial as the erotic. While sex, gender, identity and desire have been traditional mainstays of artistic, academic and public discourses, the erotic often continues to provoke fears, anxieties and resistances. 'Erotic Screen and Sound: Culture, Media and Desire' is a four day interdisciplinary conference presented by the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Judith Halberstam, Professor Alan McKee and Associate Professor Kelly Dennis. The conference will draw together contemporary research and historical thinking on the erotic and associated discourses across the fields of the visual and sonic arts, film, television and media studies, literature, cultural sociology, cultural history, communications and journalism. We invite scholars and graduates from a range of disciplines to examine, explore, theorise, and historicise erotic moving images, sounds, visual arts, performances, texts, taboos and practices.

The deadline for abstracts and panel proposals is 3rd September 2010.

More details can be found on our website at

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