About The Feminist Porn Book

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Feminist scholars and workers investigate how we understand pornography and how feminists direct, act in, produce, and consume one of the world’s most lucrative industries. TFPB updates arguments of the 1980s porn wars identifying porn as a form of expression and labor in which women and racial and sexual minorities produce power and pleasure.

2014 Feminist Porn Conference Registration Opens, Lisa Duggan and Courtney Trouble to Give Keynote Talks

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TORONTO (January 24, 2014)—Building on a year of unprecedented media attention for the feminist porn movement, registration opens today for The 2014 Feminist Porn Conference, which takes place April 5 and 6, 2014 at the University of Toronto. The Feminist Porn Conference brings together academics, students, cultural critics, sex workers, activists, fans, performers, directors, and […]

April Flores Wins First BBW Performer of the Year Award at the 2014 AVN Awards

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LAS VEGAS — This week at the annual AVN Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, the AVN Awards presented the very first Performer of the Year award to the most outstanding plus size performer, and they handed the crown to the industry’s biggest trailblazer: the legendary performer and cult classic muse April […]

Racial Pornographics: A Special Issue of Porn Studies – Submit Abstract by Jan 8, 2013!

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  This special issue of Porn Studies will promote a discussion about race in the study of pornography. Race remains an underdeveloped area of research in porn studies, and employing racial analytics to the study of pornography’s historical, representational, market, labor, industrial, and technological production is imperative for the field. Race is crucial for the […]

Cosmo, Slutist, make/shift and more: A Feminist Porn Book Review Round-Up

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The Feminist Porn Book continues to generate lots of press, and here is a roundup of some of the most recent media mentions: “All the writers offer theorized, analytic reflection and many of the scholars reflect on their own relationships to porn. The result is a richly detailed look at feminist porn grounded in diverse […]


Feminist Porn Mini Con for UCTV

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The fabulous students who work at the Pollock Theater at University of California-Santa Barbara created this video of the Feminist Porn Mini Con, which happened in May at UCSB. It features many contributors to The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure, including UCSB professors Constance Penley, Celine Parreñas Shimizu, and Mireille Miller-Young, Professor […]

Petra Joy is the winner of the Porna Award 2013

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The all-female panel of Dutch TV channel Dusk! has chosen Petra Joy’s film ‘A Taste of Joy’ and especially the scene ‘Room Service’ to win the Porna Award 2013. Petra Joy (born 1964 in Germany) is an award-winning German feminist film director, film producer, TV producer, distributor, author and photographer. She lives in Brighton, England. […]


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The anti-porn position from the feminist sex wars of the 1980s arguably never left, and in fact emerged anew in the 2000s, making many of the same claims of detriment as before. And although sociologists, historians, ethnographers, literary, film and media scholars have studied pornography as a cultural object since then, the practice is still […]

Panel Proposal for Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference: “Surveillance and Pornography/Porn Studies”

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My name is Evangelos Tziallas (Angelo) and I’m a doctoral candidate at Concordia University. I just wanted to write a quick email to let you all know that I posted a proposed panel on “Surveillance and Pornography/Porn Studies” on SCMS’s 2014 conference bulletin board. I’ve copied both the link and the CFP for your convenience: […]

Carlos Batts’s New Book FAT GIRL, feat. April Flores

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Rare Bird Books is pleased to announce the publication of Fat Girl, photographer Carlos Batts’ latest fine art book, available at bookstores nationwide and on Amazon.com. Fat Girl represents twelve years worth of Batts’ photographs of his wife and muse, famed plus-size model and adult film star April Flores. Miss Rosen wrote the foreword to Fat […]