InterGender course: Sex Machines - Politicizing Contemporary Sexual Pleasure

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Sex Machines: Politicizing Contemporary Sexual Pleasure.

Frida Beckman, Postdoc, Tema Genus, Linköping University, Sweden.
Edyta Just, Assistant Professor, Department of Transatlantic and Media Studies, University of Lódz, Poland.
Gregg Lambert, Dean's Professor of the Humanities, Syracuse University, U.S.A.

Location: Linköping University, Sweden
Time: Oct 22-24, 2013
Deadline for application:  Aug 23, 2013
Maximum number of participants: 20

Course description:
How can the idea of the machine help thinking sexuality through but also beyond its many determinations via perceptions of the body, the subject, gender, health, normality, and the human? Whether it is employed as a central tool of analysis or as a dimension of other investigations into the sexual body, the machinic constitutes an important aspect of theories of the body today. Thinking the body in terms of the machine enables conceptions of sexuality that acknowledge a connectivity between bodies and body parts that  expands on, if not explodes, determinations of what the body is and what it is capable of. 

This course is relevant for scholars from a variety of fields who are interested in the intersections between the sexual body and its social, gendered, and political determinations.  Finding ways of asking the central question of the machine - not "what is it?" but "how does it work?" - we will begin to understand the usefulness of its theories and applications.

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