2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Eroticism and Sexuality

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Global Research Studies

2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Eroticism and Sexuality

March 16-17, 2012
St. Louis Hilton
St. Louis, MO USA

"Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other". - Milan Kundera

In this launch conference on the study of eroticism and sexuality, the goal is to take an in depth look at eroticism and sexuality from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective. The following is a list of key areas of development. You may submit your abstract in regards to any of these key areas or any research and study area that is relevant to this subject matter:

1. Eroticism – Culture Studies
- Pop-Culture
- Accepted eroticism on a global scale
- Eroticism and cultural identity
2. Sexuality – Forms and functions
- Gender studies of sexuality
- Feminine and masculine studies in sexuality
- Sexuality in relationships
3. Eroticism and Sexuality in Media and Literature
- Film studies
- Literary influences on eroticism and sexuality
- Does sex sell?
4. Erotic and Sexual Limitations
- BDSM studies
- Sexual Function and Dysfunction
- Therapeutic Studies
- Sexual Deviants and Predators

Please send your 200-400 word abstract regarding this research and study area. At the top of your abstract, please include your name and the name of any co-author/researcher, with each person involved listed on a separate line. Also include your affiliation if any or simply state if you are an independent scholar. State the title of your abstract as well.

Please forward your abstract to eroticism@globalresearchstudies.com in either .doc or .rtf format - .pdf files will be returned. Once your abstract is received, it will be passed along to our advisory panel that will then recommend or reject your abstract as part of this study. You will then receive notification of your acceptance or rejection (rare). The acceptance notification is sent in the form of an email along with an accompanying letter of invitation to present your paper at the conference.

If your abstract is accepted, you will need to submit a booking form through our website at www.globalresearchstudies.com/submit_booking_form. Each person that is involved in the presentation of your paper at the conference must submit a booking form. Discounts for multiple authors is given. Please write to us at admin@globalresearchstudies.com to inquire about the discount. Once you have done this, an invoice is automatically generated from PayPal in the amount of $365 USD. Your payment must be made in USD through PayPal. We no longer accept certified funds via postal mail due to the length of time it takes for payments to arrive from overseas (average of 3-4 weeks). PayPal has been chosen for its ease of use as well as its secure capabilities. We are never given your banking or credit card information, making this a secure transaction for both you and Global Research Studies.

Please Note - those that submit a booking form and payment before July 31, 2011 will receive a 20% discount. This discount is given only if a) you have submitted your abstract and it is accepted; b) you submit a booking form thus generating an automated invoice from PayPal; and c) your payment is received by 12 pm (noon) on July 31, 2011. This 20% discount reduces your conference fees to $292. If payment is not received by noon on July 31, 2011, you will be responsible for the full conference fees of $365 USD.