Toward A Comparative Mormon Erotics

Toward A Comparative Mormon Erotics This presentation takes seriously the suggestion that cultures be read closely to see how they understand erotics and their understandings of and practices concerning bodies. As part of an effort to build a comparative erotics, this paper works from a close reading of key Latter-day Saint texts, such as “A Proclamation to the World”, in conjunction with Mormon folklore and empirical studies of Mormon sexuality to elicit a model of Mormon erotics and its relationship to the building of a Latter-day Saint society.

David Knowlton, Ph.D., Presenter; D. Michael Quinn, Ph.D., Respondent