Paola Nichele (UFSC)


This study analyses the novel Beauty’s Kingdom (2015), written by Anne Rice – a novel that presents BDSM (Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/Submission, Sadism/Masochism) relations through voluntary sexual submission. The volume chosen was published in 2015, four years after the publication of Fifty Shades of Grey (2011), a novel responsible for the popularization of erotic literature for a female readership. The main objective of this research is to look for BDSM representations that go beyond the existent debate on pro or against the practice and present possibilities to rethink such practices, as proposed by the scholar Margot Weiss.


Erotic Literature; BDSM; Sexuality; Feminism; Beauty’s Kingdom


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