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Dangerous Representations: Anxiety, Audience, and the Limits of Culture
Brighton, June 2001

Dangerous Representations
Anxiety, audience and the limits of culture

June 1st & 2nd 2001 - University of Sussex, Brighton, England

Why are so many more people disturbed by the music of Eminem than the
words of Ali G.?  Why can The Sun reprint a photo of Myra Hindley that
can't be shown in an art gallery? What was the fuss over the golden calf?
What was it about Lady Chatterley's Lover?

Dangerous Representations is a cross-disciplinary conference examining
identity, anxiety, cultural production and power. Papers are requested
from all disciplines and periods. Panels will include, but not be limited

- Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Representations of Race and Sexuality
- Early Modern Criminality
- Representations of War
- Popular Culture, Fear and Racial Identity
- Criminality, Subculture and Sexuality
- Creative Responses to National Trauma
- Sex, Race, Audience and Power

Please send short abstracts or panel proposals to
Or contact via
Esther Saxey (
Dangerous Representations
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton