CESAU Porn Seminar

Featuring Feona Attwood, Clarissa Smith and Giovanna Maina

12.08.2014 | Kristian Lindegaard Svendsen

Dato tir 23 sep
Tid 15:00 18:00
Sted Building 1441, room 012. Aud. 1, Tåsingegade.

Visual pornography has, for a western audience, been legalized for several decades. While it continues to aim at and succeed in bringing people pleasure, it also continues to give rise to public controversy, “moral panic”, disgust, and outrage, as well as to a continuation of the “porn wars”; an academic feud between anti-porn feminists, which flourished in the 1970s with slogans such as ‘porn is the theory, rape the practice’, and anti-censorship proponents. With today’s technology, pornography is always just a Wi-Fi connection away. Pornography studies are therefore still highly topical, and have taken a giant step this year with the launch of the journal Porn Studies. At this seminar the two editors of Porn Studies and one of the publishers in the journal will introduce us to this academic field an how the institution, history, industry, culture, and legal and social contexts of pornography are investigated here.

Programme and links to abstracts

Seminar, Arts