Conference Programme, Abstracts and Papers

6th Global Conference


Tuesday 10th November – Thursday 12th November 2009
Salzburg, Austria

The programme for the conference is available below. Delegates are listed according to the session in which they appear. Clicking on the Session Title will take you to the abstracts (where available) for that session. Each delegate is listed according to their affiliation.

Final Conference Programme

Tuesday 10th November 2009
from 12.30

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Rob Fisher and Paul Reynolds

Session 1: Sexual Citizenship
Chair: Paul Reynolds

Normalization and the Good Sexual Citizen; Dissidence and the Refusal to Comply
Julius .K. Kaggwa

What’s Wrong with ‘Sexual Citizenship Ethics’?
Tom Claes

Forms Of Resistence To The Organization’s Symbolic Heteronormative Order
Beatrice Gusmano


Session 2a: Sexual Governance and Resistance
Chair Tom Claes

Sexual Governance:  Regulation Of Sexualities In Singapore
Laurence Wai-Teng Leong

Recognition and Regulation of Same-Sex Couples in the United Kingdom: An Exploratory Study of Civil Partnership
Mike Thomas

Monetary Oppression vs. Monetary Romance: Conjugal Relationships in Commodified Transnational Marriages between Taiwan and Vietnam
Yi-Han Wang


Wine Reception

Wednesday 11th November 2009
Session 3: Sexuality: National Studies
Chair: Andrew Markham

Specifics of Czech Homosexual “community”: History, Evolution and Ambivalence
Zdeněk Sloboda

A Study on Development of Chinese Sexual Conception since Reform and Opening: Take Shenzhen For Example
Mingxuan Wang

Sexual Orientation in a Limited-constrained Societies
Naveed Ahmed Khan


Session 4: Sexual Representations I
Chair: Mike Thomas

Spatial Sexualities: The Private, the Social, and the Distinctively Deadly in Othello on Screen
Eleni Pilla

Feminine but Macho too. Erotic Reshaping of the Self in Hanif Kureishi’s The Black Album
Ilaria Ricci

Deconstructing sexual identities in Daniel MacIvor ’s A Beautiful View
Michaela Pnacekova


Session 5: Open Session

This session held free for exploring Salzburg, talking informally about common interests and/or reflecting on the conference so far in informal gatherings.


Session 6: Sexuality and Desires
Chair: Gemma Clarke

A Long Friendship Endangered: Pornographic Representation and Censorship
Raluca Bibiri

Embodying Female Sexual Pleasure: The Body as Instrument and Object
Fiona McQueen

Sexual Literacy beyond Religion: Understanding Lust in Christianity
Alicja Gescinska

Sessions End

Thursday 12th November 2009
Session 7: Sexuality and Behaviour
Chair: Lode Lauwaert

What Drives the Human Sex Drive? Peering into the Portals of Virtual Sex
Derrell Cox II

Sexual Self Disclosure and How It Affect Sexual Satisfaction: A Cross Cultural Study between Malaysia and Australia
Lailatul Ali


Session 8a: Sexual Selves
Chair:  Alicja Gescinska

Memory, Excess and the Fictional Self
Andrew Markham

Sexual beginners. The Social Construction of the Debut of Italian Young People’s Sexual Biographies
Raffaella Ferrero Camoletto

The Study of Relationship between Alexitymia and Sexual Satisfaction among the Married Students in Iran
Maryam Sharyati & Amir Ghamarani

Session 8b: Regulated Sexualities
Chair:  Donald Hall

Uncomfortable territory? The Relationship between Gender, Intoxication and Rape
Gemma Clarke

Rape and Sexual Consent: Legal Discourse and Cultural and Communicative Action
Paul Reynolds


Session 9: Cruel Sexualities?
Chair: Fiona McQueen

“’I simply am not there’”: Sadism and (the lack of?) Identity in Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho
Sabrina Sahli

Sade’s Doctrine of Destructive Creation
Caleb Heldt

The Reading of Sade in French Philosophy: On Sexual Enjoyment, Ttransgression of Taboos and Identity
Lode Lauwaert


Session 10: Thinking Sexualities and Development Meeting
Chair: Paul Reynolds

Reading Sexualities:  Hermeneutic Theory and the Future of Queer Studies
Donald Hall

Conference Close

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