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Veranstaltungen von Anne Breimaier


The frenzy of the visible: Pornography & Feminism – then and now (FSL) (Profil NAS) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Anne Breimaier

Einzeltermin | Fr, 14.04.2023, 14:15 - Fr, 14.04.2023, 17:45 | C 14.102b
Einzeltermin | Fr, 26.05.2023, 14:00 - Fr, 26.05.2023, 19:00 | C 14.102b
Einzeltermin | Sa, 27.05.2023, 10:00 - Sa, 27.05.2023, 17:00 | C 14.102b
Einzeltermin | Fr, 23.06.2023, 14:00 - Fr, 23.06.2023, 19:00 | C 14.102b
Einzeltermin | Sa, 24.06.2023, 10:00 - Sa, 24.06.2023, 17:00 | C 14.102b

Inhalt: Open dialogue about questions of sexuality has reached a large public, it seems. However, pornography and the political agendas chained to it continue to heat minds in the United States and Europe. Pornography’s ambivalent status between a visual representation of desire and a reservoir for concerns, such as gender, racism, inequality and capitalist power relations, continues to interest and challenge art and scholarship. The project seminar provides insights into a transcultural research project (USA / Germany) that addresses such critical discourse surrounding pornography since the 1970s to the present. Participants will come to learn about mainstream and alternative representations of the genre and understand its complex discourses that still radiate into many social spheres. In the first part of the seminar, relevant texts on pornography from the field of visual studies, cultural studies, porn studies and queer studies will be discussed and confronted with examples of activism, art, advertisement and entertainment from the 1970s until today. We then discuss ties of these debates with current social concerns, such as #metoo and cancel culture. This part of the seminar, which is both historically and theoretically oriented, is intended to offer the possibility of getting acquainted with the roots of current discourse phenomena, objectively dealing with argument-driven opinions that might or might not be your own, and learning to evaluate how some of them may have already become the subject of academic research or legislation. In the second part of the seminar, we will deal with the literary form of “commentary” in critical relation to the commentary function of “posts” in social media. Special emphasis will be placed on issues of opinion-centered dialogue and collegial exchange. The aim of the second part of the seminar is to engage with a dialogue partner (buddy) and write a research-based commentary on one of the discussed aspects of the pornography debate. We will also develop a Q&A together and present it to an invited researcher (tba) from the field of porn studies. This guest will give us insights into this new field of research and inspire our own writing.