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Keywords Lecture Series

Keywords Lecture: Leo Bersani on Sex

08 May 2013

Theorist and writer on art, literature, film and psychoanalysis, Leo Bersani, considers the keyword, Sex.

  • Venue

    Gustave Tuck

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  • Admission

    £7 (£5 concession) + booking fee

Theorist and writer on art , literature, film and psychoanalysis, Leo Bersani, considers the keyword, Sex, in particular the obsolescence of sex both as a corporeal activity and a subject of discourse.

This lecture takes place at UCL and is part of  Keywords, a dynamic exhibition and lecture programme presented at Rivington Place from 27 March until 18 May 2013.

Presented by Iniva in partnership with Tate Liverpool, the exhibition looks at how changes in the meaning of words reflect the cultural shifts in our society and is based on Raymond Williams’ seminal text – Keywords: a vocabulary of culture and society.


Leo Bersani is Professor Emeritus of French at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include The Culture of Redemption, Homos, The Freudian Body, Intimacies (co-authored with Adam Phillips), and “Is the Rectum a Grave?” and Other Essays.

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Book online here. If you have enquiries please call 0207 749 1240 or email bookings@iniva.org.

NB. For a concessionary rate (students, over 60s, unemployed) please enter the promotional code iniva_concession. For group bookings of more than 4 people please contact Rivington Place reception.

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London