|IMMORTAL PASSION- Necrophilia and the Penetration Paradox
with Carla Valentine and Dr John Troyer
Sunday 9th October from 1:00 pm
Necrophilia, when defined as 'the act of making love to a cadaver', is considered to be a predominantly male deviancy. Although female necrophilia is particularly infrequent in case histories it does occur, despite misconceptions as to how the act itself is accomplished.
Carla Valentine will take you on an illustrated, multi-media journey through fictional and factual female necrophiles to discuss artistic tropes and motivations.
She will also show that archaic hetero-normative sexual stereotypes, in addition to the categorisation of necrophilia as a predominantly male deviancy, have created a loophole in UK law for female necrophiles.
Necrophilia is not specifically prohibited on the statute books of many other US states. Dr John Troyer will argue that the ambiguous juridical standing of the human corpse compounds the sexual monstrousness of the necrophiliac and of necrophilic acts.
Carla Valentine is technical curator of Barts Pathology Museum, part of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London. She is a fully qualified anatomical pathology technician and worked in a mortuary for eight years conducting post-mortem examinations. She vlogs about the specimens on YouTube, under the name The Chick and the Dead.