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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Feminist Porn Depicts Sexuality’s Unruly Side, Too
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
Great interview in the Oakland Local of Lorelei Lee – if you’re a fan of her work or her chapter in The Feminist Porn Book, check it out!
When Routledge announced in May that Porn Studies would debut in 2014, many folks questioned why pornography warrants academic study and publication. The Pacific Standard wrote a great piece explaining why it does.
Kerensa Cadenas wrote a piece for Bitch Magazine’s blog called “The Virtue of Watching Porn With Strangers“, talking about her experiences at the mini-con in Santa Barbara as well as reading The Feminist Porn Book.