Sexual Cultures: theory, practice, research

This conference, co-hosted by the Onscenity Research Network and the Schools of Arts and Social Sciences at Brunel University, will take place on April 20-22 2012 at Brunel University, London, UK. Deadline for the submission of proposals is October 31 2011.

Keynote speakers:

Martin Barker, Professor of Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University, UK
Violet Blue, blogger, columnist, sex educator, and author, US
Judith Halberstam, Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity and Gender Studies, University of Southern California, US
Katrien Jacobs, Associate Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong
Fiona Patten, Australian Sex Party

Key themes of the conference:

– Sex and technology
– The regulation of sex
– Working sex
– Researching everyday sex

We invite proposals for the following:

– Panels and roundtable discussions of up to four speakers
– Papers (20 minutes)
– Short Ignite papers (5 minutes/20 slides)
– Posters

Please submit your proposals to

Onscenity is funded by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council and draws together international experts in order to respond to the new visibility or onscenity of sex in commerce, culture and everyday life. The network is committed to working towards developing new approaches to the relationships between sex, commerce, media and technology. Drawing on the work of leading scholars from around the world, it aims to map a transformed landscape of sexual practices and co-ordinate a new wave of research.

You can learn more on the website