We are delighted to announce our first sexgen event which is taking place on the 28th February, 2014, in the University of Huddersfield. The event is entitled Compulsory Sexualities and features a range of speakers working in this area:
This seminar provides space for us to explore different forms of erotic imperative and their effects. It links debates about the commodification of sexuality with analysis of the ways in which compulsory sexualities are embraced, celebrated, avoided, and resisted. Why is active, partnered sexual expression so valorised in Anglophone societies? In what ways are we, as subjects, influenced by dominant discourses about ‘healthy’ sexualities? How do these discourses impact on different social groups, in terms of gender, ethnicity, ability, age, and sexual identities, as well as other social characteristics? What alternative sexed identities (for example asexuality) are emerging in marginal social spaces, and where are marginal social spaces imbued with non-normative compulsory sexualities?
The event page is here and will be updated with new information as we go along.