AT: Lady Dings the Prudes - Celibacy and Asexuality in Spider Robinson’s Callahan and Stardancers Books

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Academic
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Talk
When:
Saturday Aug 18   10:00 AM to 10:20 AM (20 minutes)
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Academicacademic track
Sexual diversity is one of the strengths of Spider Robinson's works.  His characters engage in a variety of types of romantic relationships and sexual encounters, particularly at Lady Sally's Place.  At one point, Lady Sally indicates that celibacy is "the only form of sexual dysfunction," yet this seems at odds with the overarching themes of diversity and acceptance.  The speaker will argue to the larger context of asexuality in speculative fiction, and how this all plays out.
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