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Programme 'Sexual Taboos and Law Today'

10.00–10.30 Registration and coffee

10.30–10.45 Introduction by the organisers (Antonia Hofstätter & Simon Gansinger)

10.45–12.15 Panel 1: Sex and Taboo 

  • Christine Kirchhoff (International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin): Sexual Taboos and Law Today? Reflections from the Perspective of Psychoanalysis
  • Julia König (University of Mainz): Reflections on the ‘Minors-Complex’ in Adorno’s ‘Sexual Taboos and Law Today’ and in Current Moral Panics

12.15–13.30 Lunch

13.30–15.00 Panel 2: Sex and Society 

  • Marcel Stoetzler (Bangor University): Law, Lust, and Otherness in the Society of Total Domination: On Adorno’s Essay ‘Sexual Taboos and Law Today’
  • Craig Reeves (Birkbeck): Persecution, Punishment, and the Potential for Freedom: Reactualising Adorno's Critical Moral Psychology

15.00–15.15 Coffee

15.15–16.45 Panel 3: Sex and Crime 

  • Iris Dankemeyer (University of Art and Design, Halle): Presumption of Innocence: On the Topicality of Adorno's Lines of Inquiry in 'Sexual Taboos and Law Today'
  • Nicola Lacey (LSE): A Feminist Criminal Lawyer’s Retrospective on Adorno’s Text

16.45–17.00 Coffee

17.00–18.00 Roundtable with all speakers  

19.00–22.00 Dinner