Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 13 17:54:46 UTC 2010

A description or analysis of _eros_ , eroticism, or an erotic element;
(also) a social, psychological, metaphysical, or other process involving
such concepts.

1975-76 Christine Downing in _Jour. of the Amer. Acad. of Religion_ XLIV
(Dec.) 629: Towards an Erotics of the Psyche....Because Eros is the god of
transformative love, there is not only an erotics of the psyche but a
psychotics of eros. _Ibid_. 638: [T]he human other...[is] the dimension that
distinguishes an erotics of the psyche from a poetics or an aesthetics.

1983 John Rouse in _College English_ XLV (Oct., 1983) 535: An Erotics of
Teaching.....Surely there is a seductive elemnt in the realtions we have
with our students.

1993 Eric White in _Science Fiction Studies_ XX (Nov.) 394: The Erotics of
Becoming: Xenogenesis and _The Thing_. Ibid. 407: From an "erotics of being"
transpiring under the rubric of the "human" that abominates the body and
materiality in general, XENOGENESIS arrives at an "erotics of becoming" that
proposes the self-similar mutations of a subject-in-process as a way to
reconcile the need for psychological structure with the possibility of
embracing the flux of matter in motion.

2004 Purnima Mankekar & Louisa Schein in _Jour. of Asian Studies_ LXIII
(May) 357: Introduction: Mediated Transnationalism and Social Erotics.
_Ibid._ 358: [T]transnational erotics remixes sex and space, refashioning
the most intimate of interiorities.


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