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Durham University offers an exciting year-round calendar of lectures, seminars and exhibitions. Events are open to the public, so take the opportunity to engage with current debates, explore some of our beautiful buildings and grounds, expand your knowledge or learn more about our cultural artefacts.

Sexual Subjectivity

23rd January 2019, 20:00 to 21:30, Great Hall, Durham Castle

Durham Castle Lecture Series 2018/19
Prof. Linda Martín Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College, City University of New York. will deliver this lecture considering the larger aim of movements against sexual violence. She considers the focus on consent, and argues that this is inadequate as a way to demarcate harmful and harmless sex.

Prof Alcoff will consider and criticize a trend toward libertarian approaches to sexualpractices. I develop a concept of sexual subjectivity, using the work of Foucault as well as others, to explore a more expansively pluralist, but normative approach to our sexual lives.

Free and open to all, with no reservation required. Seats are first come, first served, and doors open at 7.30pm.

Contact castle.lectures@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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