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Sexuality Conference

Self, Selves and Sexualities

Conference Abstracts

Friday 19th + Saturday 20th March 2010

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Prof. Stef Adriaenssens, HUB - University College Brussels, Belgium

Ethical Consumption? Normative Consciousness by Prostitution Clients

Prof. Samira Aghacy, Lebanese American University, Lebanon

Masculine Identity in the Fiction of Hoda Barakat and Rachid Al-Daif

Banu Akcesme, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Sexuality in Trouble: Fluid Bodies

Dr Emmanouil Aretoulakis, University of Crete, Greece

Consuming Desires and Sexualities

Javier Balbas Diez Barroso, Casa Lamm, Mexico

Phallolatry in Ancient Mexico and Peru

Carol Barron, Dublin City University, Ireland

Boys like Action Games, Girls Like Animal Games": Sexuality of Self / Selves in the Development and Use of Digital games by children in Middle Childhood

Dr Fewzia Bedjaoui, Sidi Bel Abbes University,  Algeria

Woman Writing: a Mouthpiece to Indian Feminism

Dr Julie Ann Buenting, Saint Xavier University, U.S.A.

Limiting Selves

Maartje Bulkens, Wageningen University, Netherlands

"A Delicious Leisure Activity": Spatial Resistance to Heteronormativity in Public Spaces

Helen Butcher, University of Chichester, United Kingdom

"Larry the Freedom Fighter is Dead and Larry the Business Man is Alive": Commercial Identity and Discourses of Self and Other in the Contemporary Porn Industry

Eugenia Cabral & Paulo Pinheiro, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

"Being a woman" in the Brazilian Feminine Press

Dr Mark Casey, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Ideal Homes? Class, Gender and Sexuality in the Lesbian and Gay Home

Supriti Chakraborty, Mumbai Institute of Technology, India

The Politics of Sexuality amongst Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) Community in Delhi, India

Manase Chiweshe, Women's University in Africa, Zimbabwe

'Eroticism and Sexual Pleasure in an Era of Social Networking': Facebook and the Consumption of Sexuality in Zimbabwe

Amy Christmas, University of Leeds (York St John), U.K.  

Intimacy, Imagination, and the Self: Orlan and the Composite Body

Dr Ana Cruz Garcia, N.U.I. Cork & Cork Institute of Technology

Lesbian Bodies and Sexuality in Mexican Writing by Women Writers

Dr Hernán Cuevas, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile & Isabel Pérez Zamora, Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile

Sexual Citizenship

Dr Antoinette Curtin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Alan Moore's Sexual Ladies

Baboucar Diouf, Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis, Senegal

Lifecycle and Sexuality in James Baldwin's Go It tell It on the Mountain and Shimmer Chinodya's Harvest of Thorns

Dr Sandra Dudareva, Public Health Agency, Latvia & Dr Anda Karnite, Riga Stradins University, Latvia

Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM): A "Bridge" Group for HIV Transmission in Latvia

Dr. Mel Duffy, School of Nursing, Dublin City University

The Power to Name and Shame in Irish Health Care

Dr Philip Esterhuizen, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Self-Disclosure or Not? That is the Question

James Fedor, Rutgers University, U.S.A.

Sexual Issues Among the Terminally Ill

Dr Miriam Galvin, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

Representations of Sexuality: Men who Interact Sexually with Children

Prof.  Pumla Dineo Gqola, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Unfashionable sexualities: Post-Apartheid Black women, Complexity and the Feminist Imagination

Rachel Hills, University of New South Wales, Australia

Great Sexpectations: Sex and Symbolic Capital in the Age of Raunch

Dr Michael Hinds, Mater Dei Institute, Ireland

Sappho's Jukebox: from Lesbos to Memphis

Clare Hollowell, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

You don't want to be fun in the wrong way": Young Women's Sexuality within the Discourse of Fun

Prof. Dave Holmes, University of Ottawa, Canada

Bodyless Sex: Glory Holes and Sexual Assemblages

Jean-Philippe Imbert, Dublin City University, Ireland

« Péhor » by Remy de Gourmont : Sacrilege and Sacrifice of a Fin-de-Siècle milkmaid

Dr Victor Karandashev, Grand Valley State University, U.S.A.

Love Attitudes across the Whole Lifecycle

Dr Ravinder Kumar, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Libya

Gender , Sex and Descrimination in The God of Small Things : Theories and Approaches

Yushuo, Kuo, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Relationships from Prospectives of ASDs

Prof. Rina Lapidus, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Sex, Man's Self-Esteem and Muder of Woman in Russian Novel of 19th and 20th Century

Dr Dina Ligaga, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Policing Sexualities: Radio Theatre and the Representation of Sexual Moralities in Romantic and Marital plays in Kenya

Prof. Xavela Maluleke, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa

The Sexual Health Programme for Puberty Rites for Girls in the Rural Areas of the Limpopo Province, South Africa

Dearbhla McGrath, Dublin City University, Ireland

Monstrous Sexualities: Peau d'âne - The Forgotten Tale?

Niamh McNamara, University College Cork, Ireland

Mythology and Gender in the work of Chicana Writer, Luna Lemus

Dr. Nancy Moules and Dr. Andrew Estefan, University of Calgary, Canada

Sexuality in Adolescents Living with Cancer: The Refractive Capacity of the Disease Lens

Darragh O'Donoghue, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Writing of the Body: Penella Lenigan and Other 19th Century Female Diarists

Margaret Louise O'Neill, Murdoch University, Australia

Self, Selves and Highly Sexual Women: A Phenomenological Study of the Sexual Subjectivities and Discursive Environment of Women who are Identified or Identify Themselves as Highly Sexual

Dr Isabel Pérez Zamora, Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile

De-Sexualising Dangerous Bodies and Regulating the Self

Dr Beth A. Robertson, ABD, Carleton University, Canada

In the Laboratory of the Spirits: Gendered Dichotomies of the Séance Space in the Psychical Research of Dr. T.G. Hamilton, 1918-1935

Nicole Rouhana, CNM, FNP-BC, PhD, Stony Brook University, U.S.A.

Women's Perspectives of Sexual Function after Menopause: A Grounded Theory Study

Olivier Roy, University of Montréal, Canada

Secular Homonationalism: Sexuality at the Intersection of Nation and Religion

Dr Clemens Ruthner, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
"La Mutzenbacher": Paedophilia as Social Pornography in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

Prof. Carmel Seibold, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Young Women's Sexual Health

Riham Sheble, American University in Cairo, Egypt

From Whore to Holy "and Back" A comparative reading of "Lilly, Did You Have to Put On the Light?" a short story by Yūsuf Idrīs and "Lila Says" a novel by Chimo

Dr Vera Sheridan, Dublin City University, Ireland

Sounds of Silence: Presence and Absence in a Narrative of Forced Migration

Prof. Cheryl Stobie, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 "He uses my body": Lesbian Traditional Healers, Male Ancestors and Transgender in South Africa

Melissa Stobie, Dublin City University, Ireland

Examining the Concept of "Harm" in Sex Consumption

Sara Stokes, N.U.I., Galway, Ireland

Who Regulates Sexuality in Ireland? From the Catholic Church to Popular Media: a Shift in Direction

Cecilia Strand, Uppsala University, Sweden

The Demonization of Homosexuals in Ugandan Print Media – a tale on Modern Witch Hunt

Prof.  Kwok-kan Tam, Open University of Hong Kong, China

Cinematic and Literary Representations of Sexuality and the Male Self in China

Mitali Thakor, Stanford University, U.S.A.

Mobile Bodies: Practicing Cell Phone-Based Transactional Sex in India

Dr Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila, University College Dublin, Ireland

In the U.S. Versatility Reigns: Gay Masculinities and the Transformation of Intimacy among Gay Peruvian Immigrant Men in New York City

Louise Wilks, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

"He became me, and I became him": Sexuality, Space and Place in Dom Rotheroe's "My Brother Tom."

Paul Willis, Swansea University, United Kingdom

Homophobic Encounters of the Third Kind: Young Queer Workers Witnessing and Refuting Homophobia in Australian Workplaces

Dr Wallace Wong, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Canada

Working with Gender Variant Children using a Multi-System Approach

Ingrid Young, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Reimagining Risk: Understanding Encounters in Gay and Bisexual Men's Sexual Health