Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Mary Beth Osnes
BDSM practitioners work outside the margins of heteronormative, dominant, socially constructed behaviors and ways of being to enact performances that disrupt and queer the formulations of temporal logics enforced outside this counterpublic. In this participant/observer based research, I will identify and define the characteristics that position BDSM practice as performance in several contexts, including “In sex,” “In ritual,” and “In play,” and offer these assertions as platforms upon which a utopian-like queer temporal liminality can be further explored and formulated in these performances.
Leiser, Justine Roxanne, "Deviants Performing Deviance: a Participant/observer Case for Bdsm as Performance" (2019). Theatre and Dance Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 62.