Sex, Sexuality & Classical Reception seminar + book launch!

Syndicate Room B, Building:One, University of Exeter Streatham Campus

This seminar brings together 3 early career researchers studying how the history of sex and sexuality intersects with the reception of the ancient world in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Papers will be followed by a wine reception to launch Sculpture, Sexuality and History: Encounters in Literature, Culture and the Arts from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), edited by Jana Funke and Jen Grove.

Speakers:

Mara Gold (Oxford): “Citizens of Lesbos: Sapphic Code and the Language of Lesbian Desire”

Georgina Barker (Edinburgh/Exeter):  ‘Pigeons and Parrots, Sappho and Cynthia: Elena Shvarts’ Recipe for Making the Modern Classical Woman’

Rebecca Mellor (York): “Measuring the Phallic: Statistical Analysis and the Visuality of Sex”

Papers from 3-5pm followed by drinks. All welcome! 

The event is organised in conjunction with Classical Reception Studies Network (CRSN), and University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History, Classical Receptions Network, Sexual Knowledge Unit and the Rethinking Sexology project.

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