Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Academic BS Watch: "Comradeship of C*ck"

So here's something from PHILOS-L:
Comradeship of Cock? Gay Porn and the Entrepreneurial Voyeurwith Stephen Maddison July 14, 2016. 6.30-8.30pm
Open School EastThe Rose Lipman Building43 De Beauvoir RoadLondon N1 5SQ
Thirty years of academic and critical scholarship on the subject of gay porn have produced one striking consensus, which is that gay cultures are especially ‘pornified': porn has arguably offered gay men not only homoerotic visibility, but a heritage culture and a radical aesthetic. At the level of politics and cultural dissent, what’s ‘gay’ about gay porn now? This paper will explore whether processes of legal and social liberalization, and the emergence of networked and digital cultures, have foreclosed or expanded the apparently liberationary opportunities of gay porn.
This is the final seminar in the Radical Cultural Studies series supported by Rowman & Littlefield International. The seminar is free. The Rose Lipman building is fully wheelchair accessible
Dr Debra Benita Shaw
Reader in Cultural Theory
Co-director, Centre for Cultural Studies Research
Editor, Radical Cultural Studies
School of Arts & Digital Industries,
University of East London
Docklands Campus
1-4 University Way
LONDON E16 2RD
culturalstudiesresearch.orgposthumanremains.wordpress.com@CCSRuel
Yup.
Not making that up.
Got nothing against gay and nothing against pr0n... Contemporary academia, OTOH...

3 Comments:

Blogger The Mystic said...

Can you imagine having to tell someone that's what you do for a living?

sigh.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

I was hesitant to say that I taught philosophy even back when philosophy was semi-normal.

7:25 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

"Oh, you're a professor! Is there anything you've written of which I might be aware?"

"Well, perhaps you've read a little piece, kinda famous I dunno, called 'The Comradeship of Cock'? It's about the liberating features and radical aesthetic of gay porn and its impact on the gay community."

"..."

6:38 AM  

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