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The Poetics of Eros: A Tea & Talk with Professor Elena Deanda

  • WAC students, faculty, and community chat and eat some light appetizers before the event
    WAC students, faculty, and community chat and eat some light appetizers before the event
  • Elena Deanda signs the Literary House spring 2018 events poster
    Elena Deanda signs the Literary House spring 2018 events poster
  • A small buffet for the event
    A small buffet for the event
  • Dr. Hall introduces Professor Elena Deanda and the event
    Dr. Hall introduces Professor Elena Deanda and the event
  • Deanda explains how she came about researching this topic
    Deanda explains how she came about researching this topic
  • Deanda explains her “porno poetics”
    Deanda explains her “porno poetics”
  • Audience members use clickers to answer anonymous poll questions at the end of the talk
    Audience members use clickers to answer anonymous poll questions at the end of the talk

Location: Rose O’Neill Literary House

February 14, 2018
Washington College Professor Elena Deanda came to the literary house to talk about her most recent research topic

On Wednesday, February 14th, Elena Deanda, Professor of Spanish and Director of the Black Studies program at Washington College, held a Valentine’s day talk on the Poetics of Eros at the Literary House. The event was part of the spring Literary House series, and was free and open to the public. Professor Deanda has studied Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, along with philosophy, religion, and medieval studies. Much of her research focuses on forbidden literature and the emergence of pornography as a sub-genre in the 18th century.

After Dr. Hall’s introduction, Professor Deanda gave a 3-part talk about her research in “porno poetics,” as she calls it. The first part of the talk was about how Deanda came to research the Poetics of Pornography in 18th century Europe, followed by an explanation of the unique topic and how it relates to misrepresentation in modern day pornography. The talk ended with an interactive poll where audience members used clickers to select answers on Professor Deanda’s powerpoint.


Last modified on Feb. 15th at 3:57pm by Nick Blake.