subjectivity describes "everyday erotic
and sensuous practices as a ground for liberatory politics.
Here, Rifkin follows in the path of Miranda's own critical work, "Dildos, Hummingbirds, and Driving Her Crazy: Searching for American Indian Women's Love Poetry and Erotics
" (2002), which began the process of crafting a critical vocabulary through which to engage the power and process of indigenous erotics
I was doing some market research and couldn't find erotic
books for women and couples to read," she explains.
Wagner and the Erotic
Impulse will prove an entertaining read for anyone interested in
Rather than presenting listeners with erotic
images that might not accord with their own tastes, music takes sensuousness itself as its "absolute subject," in Kierkegaard's words (10).
Guerzoni tells us of the very interesting story of erotic
and pornographic sketches on early Cinquecento ledgers, right before Allen J.
is about sensitivity, and the Balkan sensitivity is unique, that is why this encyclopedia is so captivating," according to its author.
However, as Kothari puts it, " No matter how old or new an art object is, the erotic
has always found an expression.
Merthyr-based Hazel, who writes titillating tales herself under the pen name Miranda Forbes, says: "I started Xcite Books last year because I felt there was a gap in the market for quality erotic
fiction for women.
Bedlinog-based publisher Accent Press says its Xcite range of erotic
novels, launched on Valentine's Day last year, is an increasingly important part of its business.
Sue Niebrzydowski's "'So wel koude he me glose': The Wife of Bath and the Eroticism of Touch" considers the intersection of textual and erotic
pleasures in regard to Chaucer's lusty wife and the textual/sexual pleasures of glossing.
The reception of Ovid's Ars amatoria in the medieval West and the ways in which the erotic
discourses of the period were shaped by it have a venerable scholarly pedigree, but in this theoretically informed and challenging book Marilynn Desmond offers a fresh perspective, using Ovid's didactic poem and the medieval texts that draw on it to explore 'the ways in which heteroerotics has historically been constructed so that it has the potential to eroticize violence' (p.