We thought colleagues may be interested in Screening Sex - an academic blog that publishes short research articles, opinion pieces, interviews and reviews on a range of topics related to sex on screen and sexual cultures. The idea for 'screening sex' follows Linda Williams' dual notion of representation via physical screen media (film, television, web) and the act of screening to conceal, evaluate or investigate. You can find us and a range of short articles on topics such as porn parody, queer sex and VR from writers including IQ Hunter, Susanna Paasonen and Colette Balmain at www.screeningsex.com.
Through our Network and Publications pages, we are also establishing a space that connects writers, researchers and creative practitioners, so feel free to add your details to the network page and let us know if you have a forthcoming publication or project in a related area.
We also have a number of screening sex-related books looking for reviewers. Do take a look at the list available on the website and get in touch if you are interested in reviewing any of them.
Right now our August articles are up so do take a look. This month:
-Lynn Comella shares an excerpt from her new book Vibrator Nation about Susie Bright, Good Vibrations and the politics of sexual representation.
-Neil Jackson treats us to the second part of his consideration of the BBFC's approach to pornography as 'sex work', focusing on Tinto Brass's Caligula.
-In Part 2 of her discussion of Fifty Shades Darker, Carol Siegel explores the film's approach to BDSM, sexual naivety and abuse.
-Caroline West looks back at the controversial documentary Sex: The Annabel Chong Story, examining instrumentality, intent and exploitation.
We hope you enjoy our latest articles. If you would like to discuss the possibility of a future contribution, please drop us a line. We are interested in hearing from researchers, writers, filmmakers and other creatives so do spread the word!
Darren and Donna
a blog curated by Darren Kerr and Donna Peberdy
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama: http://www.tcf.ua.edu