Conference Programme

The Joys of the Erotic: Building Human Connections

An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project

Friday 29th June 2018 – Saturday 30th June 2018
Palermo, Italy

Final Conference Programme


Friday 29th June 2018

08:30 – 09:00
Registration

09:00 – 09:30
Welcome and Opening Words: Teresa Cutler-Broyles

09:30 – 10:30
Session 1: Introductory Group Discussion
Chair: Teresa Cutler-Broyles

A History of Loving Objects
Peter Jones

10:30 – 11:00
Tea/Coffee

11:00 – 12:30
Session 2: Concubines and Courtesans
Chair: Nicholas Villanueva

War Concubines in Ancient Greek Literary Texts
John Dayton

The Courtesan and the Lens-grinder: The Joys of Amor in Aragona and Spinoza
Michael Strawser

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch

14:00 – 15:30
Session 3: From Crucifixion to Dating App
Chair: Edwin Koster

The Erotics of the Crucifix, Mary Magdalene and the Poet
Immanuel Mifsud

Through the Looking-Hive: Desire, Drama, and the Decline of Eros on the Bumble Dating App
Treena Orchard

15:30 – 16:00
Tea/Coffee

16:00 – 17:0
Session 4: Experiencing Erotic
Chair: Kristine Seitz

The Joys of the Erotic- Draupadi: The Erotic Archetype
Arindam Mridha

17:00 – 17:30
End of Day 1 Consolidation and Cross Panel Issues

17:30
Wine and Drinks Reception

Saturday 30th June 2018

09:00 – 10:30
Session 5: Bridging
Chair: John Dayton

The Erotic: Bridge and Threshold Between People
Edwin Koster

Cowboy Drag: Eroticism of Masculinity and the Gay Rodeo
Nicholas Villanueva

10:30 – 11:00
Tea/Coffee

11.00 – 12.30
Session 6: Workshop

Inter-sex-tions: Where Bodies and Buildings Meet
Kristine Seitz

12.30 – 14.00
Lunch

14.00 – 15.30
Session 7: Forbidden Erotic
Chair: Charlie Glickman

The Erotic Cloth: Seduction and Fetishism in Textiles
Alice Kettle and Lesley Millar

My Studio as a Privileged Space Conducive to Erotical Collaboration
Lawrence Buttigieg

15:30 – 16:00
Tea/Coffee

16.00 – 17.00
Session 8: Roundtable – Interdisciplinary Erotic
Chair: Lawrence Buttigieg

17.00
End of Day 2 Consolidation and Cross Panel Issues

17.30
Development Planning, Final Words

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