Conference on Pornography, Obscenity & Spectacle

Venue: University of Western Ontario

Location: London, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Apr 07, 2005 End Date/Time: Apr 10, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 07, 2005
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PORNOGRAPHY’s NOt ABOUT
7th Annual Graduate Conference

University of Western Ontario
April 7-10, 2005

-The Graduate Programs in Comparative Literature, Theory and Criticism, and
Spanish invite proposals (500-750 words) for 20-minute presentations on
literature, literary theory, visual arts, cinema, music, science, philosophy,
social sciences, linguistics, media studies, etc.

-Proposals in English, Spanish, or French should be accompanied by short CV and
address, and submitted by JANUARY 7, 2005

DESCRIPTION:
What are pornography’s “NOts” about? What are the bouts of porn? Is porn always
graphic? Technologically restricted? Defined à rebours? A commodity image or
the bounds of the image? Catharsis or mimesis? Simulacra? Usage and abusage
of language? Sex in-fringing the Word? Deictic fingers and onomatopoeias?
Euphemisms or lingua franca? Swearing to God? State affairs? Legally–philic?
Psychopatia Sexualis? Pedagogy/ Prophylaxis? Outcome-income? Empty hands on
dirty minds? Nobody’s everybody? A gender/ a genre? Fetish I/lands?
Phalluscies? Clitorah? Hentai Pompei Pump-it USA? L.H.O.O.Q. ou les acronymes
de l’art? Gnosis? Boredom? Satire?

Points of DEPARTURE :
Scandal… scopophilia… Narcossism…Obscenity… onanism… Snuff Wars… softwear &
hard-c drives… Dildonics… ennui décor netiquette? Pearl divers… comics
stripped… pornology... speech-acts… Le Dernier Cri… Happiness… Pink Flamingos…
shoes… rouge… risk… Naked Lunch… cut&paste… flâsheur… private eye… Disgust…
toys R’ us… propaganda… slut machines speed… Comstock… rigid canon… Bang
banned… clinical eye… Venus in Furs… confession books… celestinas… heresy…
secret museums… asepsis… divino furore… sin - optics… catoptrics… albur(del)…
words 4-play… rape in wrappers… funk punk hippyhop… fun-house… peep-show…?...
schlock shock plush Kitsch itch trash Abash lash cash sash SHhhhhhhhhhhh…
add-gimmick. ®

Venue

Conron Hall, University College
London
Ontario
Canada
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