This two day interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together scholars of all levels who discuss material oft talked about, rarely read. The conference aims to draw out key debates in the study of erotica, pornography and the obscene, in the context of sex and sexuality in Britain, 1600-1900. The conference organisers welcome research papers on literature, print, objects, philosophy or individuals that deal directly with material that has been considered ‘hidden’ away or perceived to be ‘unfit for modest ears’.
Dr. Lisa Z. Sigel, DePaul University, Chicago USA
Dr. Caroline Warman, Jesus College, University of Oxford, UK
Dr. Corinna Wagner, University of Exeter, UK
Topics and questions considered could include, but are by no means limited to:
• The Marquis de Sade in the British context.
• The influence of the Obscene Publications Act (1857) on the printing industry.
• The relationship between text and visual representation.
• Representations of bawdy and lewd houses.
• The distribution of clandestine works.
• Sex and Politics
• Or, any paper on intellectual or moral theory surrounding the theme of this conference.
Please submit a 250 word abstract for a 20-25min paper by 19th October to A.V.Burnham@warwick.ac.uk
In addition, if you would like to attend this event as a member of the audience, please register your interest also with the organiser at A.V.Burnham@warwick.ac.uk
Department of History
University of Warwick
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