Why Porn Studies?[mesa redonda]

  1. Hidalgo Ciudad, Juan Carlos
  2. Sánchez-Palencia Carazo, Carolina
  3. Ceballos Muñoz, Alfonso
  4. Vélez Núñez, Rafael
Proceedings of the 30th International AEDEAN Conference: [electronic resource]
  1. Losada Friend, María (ed. lit.)
  2. Ron Vaz, Pilar (ed. lit.)
  3. Hernández Santano, Sonia (ed. lit.)
  4. Casanova García, Jorge (ed. lit.)

Publisher: Universidad de Huelva

ISBN: 978-84-96826-31-1

Year of publication: 2007

Congress: Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos. Congreso (30. 2006. Huelva)

Type: Conference paper


Is Porn Studies the last academic frontier? One might say yes judging from the controversy pornography still stirs up in academic environments. And yet, if one looks back a couple of decades, "Porn Studies" is a fairly well-trodden ground, subject of a considerable amount of literature, university courses, conferences, exhibitions, and film and video programs. This round table discussion traces the development of Porn Studies, critically surveys the state of the field, examines the mutations of explicit sexual representation in digital and web-based formats, explores the representation of ethnicity in porn, and, from a more general perspective, points out the importance of Porn Studies for the different modalities of Anglo-American studies.