UPDATE Sex...or Something Like It

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Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
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csunsigma@gmail.com

The first step in is penetration. One frame out and two bodies present themselves. And more and more frames reveal more and more bodies, many different bodies in many different bodies in many different frames.

This is Sex...or Something Like It.

If we zoom in on microscopic levels, past the salacious tissues of skin and muscle, chromosomes are abound. 23 pairs with two minimum coupling at conception, determining identity.

This is Sex...or Something Like It.

And who assumed the two in the second sentence were engaged in conjugal conversation, or that the scene was limited to only two? What were the notions that allowed for such assumptions to take hold?

Sex...or Something Like It.

What of the seduction of a good story? Of theory? Of consumption? Of composition? These are our chief preoccupations. These questions can be considered from just about any point of view. Submissions can take creative direction with their form; including but not limited to formal papers, poetry and prose, video, and manifestas. They may also be scientific, philosophic or present any other viewpoint imaginable.

CSUN's Sigma Tau Delta seeks abstracts from any standpoint that consider sexuality in an insightful, provocative way. The colloquium keynote speaker will be Professor Judith "Jack" Halberstam. She is Professor of English and Director of The Center for Feminist Research at USC.

Please submit 300-word abstracts to Naomi Carrington at csunsigma@gmail.com by December 3rd, 2011.

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