Goldsmiths Writers Centre Inaugural Interdisciplinary Conference: Sexualities in The Digital Age

Goldsmiths Writers Centre

Goldsmiths College, University of London

Friday 4th April 2014

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I am very proud to be one of the delegates reading alongside the acclaimed Michele Roberts and Professor Blake Morrison amongst many others at the Goldsmiths University Writers Centre inaugural conference: Beyond The Sheets, Sexualities in the Digital Age.

A one-day interdisciplinary conference in writing and the humanities.

The representation of sexuality within culture has become deeply contested. Sexual imagery is ubiquitous in contemporary media, and yet writers often struggle to write convincingly about sex. The internet has democratised pornography and exotic dancing is the new jazzercise. While many are concerned about the sexualisation of childhood, others lament that adulthood is being neutered. Within this confused and pressurized atmosphere, writing about sex remains notoriously difficult and is becoming increasingly risky.

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together writers and thinkers for a one-day event that includes keynote speakers, including Michele Roberts, Professor Blake Morrison, Andrea Mason to name but a few, there will be academic papers, discussion panels, performances, and all forms of creative writing.

I will be reading a number of poems for, about and to sex entitled,

‘The Erotic As Power: But it never feels like that the morning after.’ 

All day conference tickets are: £45, these can be purchased from

Eventbrite:  http://tinyurl.com/kc7tno9

and from the Facebook events page: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/257214714455564/?fref=ts

For the Full Programme, list of delegates, papers and conference breakdown:

http://beyondthesheetsatgoldsmiths.wordpress.com/category/details-of-conference-date-content-etc/

It is sure to be a thought provoking and interesting day. It’s about time sex was rescued from the gutter of society’s minds and investigated and reclaimed by the artists and academics. 

To quote Audre Lorde, ‘The Erotic is Power.’ 

All invited x

 

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