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The New York Times - 50 Most Seminal Text in Erotic Literary History


The New York Times - 50 Most Seminal Text in Erotic Literary History
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LET'S TALK SEX! - FIAF Fall 2016

LET'S TALK SEX!
With Toni Bentley, Erica Jong, Daphne Merkin, and Amy Sohn


Join us for a provocative discussion with world-famous writers whose tales of love, lust, and desire shocked cultural norms and helped reinvent the sexual landscape.

Panelists:

  • Toni Bentley, journalist and author of five New York Times Notable books including The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir
  • Erica Jong, author of over 25 books including the feminist classic Fear of FlyingSugar in My Bowl, and Fear of Dying
  • Daphne Merkin, novelist, essayist, and author of EnchantmentDreaming of Hitler, and New York TimesNotable book The Fame Lunches 
  • Amy Sohn, columnist, screenwriter, and author of Prospect Park WestThe Actress, and Run Catch Kiss


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HIS WAS FIRST, IN MY ASS - A Tribute To Toni Bentley's THE SURRENDER

HIS WAS FIRST, IN MY ASS
An Erotic Film Tribute to THE SURRENDER


The award-winning Swedish feminist porn director, screenwriter and producer Erika Lust, who works out of her studio in Barcelona, has made a short film tribute to THE SURRENDER, An Erotic Memoir, titled HIS WAS FIRST, IN MY ASS.

It is well-worth seeing, particularly if you are a fan of the book -- but fair warning on two counts: you will need to pay to see it, but it is hard, hard-core. Oh yes, and the girl is very sexy and very pretty so you decide….


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The Art of Sex & Seduction
Avec Plaisir: Ceremonies of Love & Desire


Wednesday, October 7, 2015 • 7pm
With Catherine Robbe-Grillet & Beverly Charpentier
Moderated by Toni Bentley


Get a glimpse inside the secret ceremonies and sadomasochistic rites of France’s most notorious dominatrix. A screening of provocative highlights from La Cérémonie and Le Contrat, Lina Mannheimer’s documentaries about Catherine Robbe-Grillet, will be followed by a rare appearance by Madame herself.

The modern-day Marquise de Sade and Beverly Charpentier—the woman who gave up her freedom to serve her—will talk with author and journalist Toni Bentley about their love, friendship, and rituals.


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The Center for Ballet and The Arts - New York University - Toni Bentley
The Center for Ballet and The Arts - New York University - Toni Bentley

 

CRASSH - University of Cambridge - Toni Bentley

EROTIC LITERATURE: ADAPTATION AND TRANSLATION IN EUROPE AND ASIA
29 June 2015 - 30 June 2015
CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT - SG1&2

Conveners
Johannes D. Kaminski (Department of German)
Rudolph Ng (Faculty of History)

Summary
This conference will address the semantic demarcations of erotic literature. Transgressive by nature, no genre of literature is more defined by the social and aesthetic conventions that it playfully disregards or unwillingly reproduces.

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CRASSH - University of Cambridge - Toni Bentley

 

Toni Bentley at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions - LACE and ARTILLERY MAGAZINE
Toni Bentley at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions - LACE and ARTILLERY MAGAZINE

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The Art of Sex & Seduction
Obsessions & Fantasies:
From The Marquis de Sade To Fifty Shades of Grey


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • 7pm
With Toni Bentley, Daniel Bergner and Caroline Weber

At what point does a taste for the erotic go from acceptable to perverse? Learn about the impact of the notorious Marquis de Sade on contemporary culture and literature, as well as the current fascination with erotica and kinky sex.


With Toni Bentley, author of The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir;
Daniel Bergner, author of What Do Women Want?;
and Caroline Weber, writer and professor at Barnard College.

Talk will be followed by a book signing.

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THiNK 2013 CONFERENCE, GOA

Toni Bentley will be a featured speaker at the THiNK 2013 conference in Goa, India that takes place November 8-10, 2013. THiNK, like TED conferences, brings together thinkers, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, scientists, for three days each year in Goa, a beautiful beachside city in West India. Other speakers this year include Garry Kasparov, Robert De Niro, Tina Brown, David Barash, Louise Leakey, and Bianca Jagger.


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