Untie the Knot: Redefining Normativity in Love
Researchers, academics, artists and others are invited to submit their paper proposals for the conference program. Presentations will challenge existing theoretical as well as material and embodied practices of love in order to move towards more unrestrained conceptions of love.
The two-day conference program will take place at the Grand venue of Cinema Europa in Zagreb on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st, September 2019.
Even though love is an emotion experienced by virtually everybody everywhere, the ways in which we live sexuality and intimacy, as Lauren Berlant argues, “have been profoundly shaped by theories” (Berlant 2012). While psychoanalytic theories have long served as the dominant explanatory models of sexuality, subjectivity and desire, other modes of explanation “have been offered by aesthetics, religion, and the fantasies of mass and popular culture, which are not usually realistic but often claim to have distilled emotional truths about love’s nature and force” (ibid.). There are several aspects in which we wish to approach the topic of love through this conference.
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