Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

November 8, 2010

CFP: Feminist porn studies: writing by academics and sex industry workers

"We seek essays by academics from different disciplines (including feminist studies, gender and sexuality studies, ethnic studies, film and media studies, sociology, history), cultural critics, activists, as well as people who work/ed in the adult entertainment industry (performers, producers, directors, company owners), especially those who identify as feminists. Here are some of the themes we hope submissions will address:
• feminist and post feminist approaches to porn
• representations of female pleasure and desire
• gender, race, class, culture, and ability differences
• feminist porn as political, free speech, or sexual dissent
• readings of women/gender in historical porn film/media
• feminist consumption/spectatorship of porn
• sexual authenticity vs. fantasy
• LGBT/queer/genderqueer/transgender porn
• men in feminist porn
• technology and feminist porn practices
• BDSM, fetish, and rough sex vs. romance, plot-driven porn
• analysis of hardcore or softcore feminist porn
• debates about snuff, gang bangs, and violence against women in porn
• notions of beauty, ability, body size, or age
• HIV/AIDS, STIs, and safer sex
• sex education in porn
• the "pornification" of U.S. popular culture and everyday life
• porn addiction or porn and "family values"
• teaching pornography in feminist classrooms
• porn workers and feminist politics
• working in feminist vs. non-feminist pornography sets/environments
• sex work, labor rights, and equality in the porn industry".
Submission deadline: April 1, 2011.

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