Disruptive Sex Conference
This interdisciplinary symposium will bring together work on the history of childhood, medicine, gender, emotion, sex, and sexuality to question what it is that has given some sex disruptive or normative power from the 19th to the 21st century. The aim of the conference will be to question the assumptions we have about what disruptive and non-disruptive sex is, what contexts move sex from one category to another, and how these categories have changed over time and place. We encourage participants to particularly consider how the answers to these questions change across transnational contexts and time periods.
Dr Kate Lister is a lecturer in the School of Arts and Communication at Leeds Trinity University. Kate primarily researches the literary history of sex work and curates the online research project, Whores of Yore, an interdisciplinary digital archive for the study of historical sexuality. Kate has also published in the medical humanities, material culture, Victorian studies and Neo-Medievalism. She regularly writes about the history of sexuality for inews, Vice, and the Wellcome Trust. Kate won the Sexual Freedom Publicist of the Year Award in 2017.