Sex Critical Approaches to Pornography: Middlesex University, May 30 2014

A Critical Sexology Seminar guest-organized session convened by Prof. Feona Attwood & Dr Helen Hester, Middlesex University.

The guest organizers suggest that attendees might read Lisa Downing’s blog post on “sex critical” thinking prior to attending the seminar.

Speakers:

Dr Helen Hester, Middlesex University: ‘What’s So Critical About Sex Critical Approaches to Pornography?’

Dr Giovanna Maina, University of Sunderland: ‘Cabaret Desire: Critical Reception of Feminist Porn’

Dr Stephen Maddison, University of East London:  ‘Pornographic Enterprise: Immaterial Sex and Compulsory Pleasure’

Dr. Lucy Neville, Middlesex University: ‘ “I don’t want to be presented as some sort of freak-show… but you’re ‘one of us’”:  Researching women’s engagement with gay male erotica from within the community’

Respondents:

Prof. Lisa Downing, University of Birmingham

Sarah Harman, Brunel University

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