Posts By: Tristan Taormino

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 […]

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 […]


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. […]

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 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 […]