SDS470H1: Sexual Representations: Critical Approaches in Porn Studies

Hours

24S

Previous Course Number

UNI470H1

This course is a critical study of the historical, aesthetic, and cultural formation of the concept of pornography. The course explores the relationship between sexual representation and sex work; works through debates about artistic merit and censorship and how they relate to larger issues of power, capitalism, and technology; and theorizes the relationship between sex and commerce. Readings will include work from feminist, queer, people of colour, and trans theorists in the cutting-edge field of porn studies.

Prerequisite
1.0 credit in SDS
Exclusion
UNI470H1; UNI475H1, Special Topics: Porn Studies
Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)