Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Apr 21, 2014
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Corie Hammers, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, will present “Re-mapping the Body through Sadomasochism."  This presentation explores self-identified lesbian/queer individuals who, as survivors of sexual assault, use sadomasochism (S/M) as a means of bodily resistance. These women have experienced rape and see sadomasochism as a positive and empowering practice. Through presenting these women’s narratives Hammers argues that sadomasochism is a form of gender technology, a somatic intervention that restores the survivor’s bodily integrity. Sadomasochism disables and re-works the negative effects of sexual trauma through its public witnessing, the sharing of bodily intensities, and the pain and pleasure of the S/M encounter. Hammers will present potential broader implications of this work, which is centered around a critique of mind/body dualisms.  All faculty are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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