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, exotic dancing is the new jazzercise; many are concerned that childhood is being sexualised while others lament that adulthood is being neutered. Within this atmosphere, writing about sex remains notoriously difficult.
In this interdisciplinary conference we will bring together writers and thinkers for a one-day event that will include academic papers, discussion panels, performances, and all forms of creative writing.