The 2020 Graduate Student Conference will bring together graduate students across academic disciplines to present new research on the subject of the erotic. Organized by theater and performance studies Ph.D. candidate Rishika Mehrishi, the conference seeks to explore the countless interpretations and representations of “the erotic” within the South Asian context. What are the implications of utilizing the erotic as a mode of inquiry for research and scholarship on South Asia? How is the erotic defined and shaped by different spheres of representation in contemporary South Asia? How does it affect practices of production and consumption, and experience and embodiment? The conference will consider the historical, political, economic, and social dimensions that the erotic incites.
Limited to Stanford affiliates only.