CSC Playlist Initiative: Screening Sexual Provocation (Maria San Filippo, Emerson College)

In her list, “Screening Sexual Provocation”, Maria San Filippo (Emerson College) illustrates the themes in her recently published monograph, Provocauteurs and Provocations: Selling Sex in 21st Century Media (Indiana University Press, 2021) which reassesses  controversial texts— from "real sex" scenes to scandalous marketing campaigns to full-frontal nudity—to reveal the critical role that sexual provocation plays as an authorial signature and promotional strategy within the contemporary media landscape. 

The list can be found here:

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This is once again a call for playlists, especially in light of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference taking place right now. I imagine there are a multitude of papers, panels, and workshops that could yield lists and help with the FOMO some of us are feeling as even a virtual conference is out of reach. 

Who knows, maybe even a game to play at one of the Zoom cocktail hours? 

Stay well everyone, and I look forward to the #SCMS21 updates,


Dr Leshu Torchin
Head of Department and Director of Research
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies
Department of Film Studies
University of St Andrews
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St Andrews, UK
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