BOOK REVIEW – LESBIAN CINEMA AFTER QUEER THEORY

REVIEW OF LESBIAN CINEMA AFTER QUEER THEORY BY CLARA BRADBURY-RANCE. EDIBURGH: EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2019. 194 PAGES REVIEW BY POLINA ZELMANOVA, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK In her first monograph, Clara Bradbury-Rance addresses the contentious issue of lesbian legibility in cinema of the 21st century. Set within the contemporary discussion on visibility politics, the book both celebrates … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – LESBIAN CINEMA AFTER QUEER THEORY

RESEARCH Roundup 2021

A roundup of research by the members of our Screening Sex network, published in 2021. Share details of your publication here or by emailing screeningsex@gmail.com. Alilunas, Peter (2021), The King is Dead, Long Live the Algorithm: MindGeek and the Digital Distribution of Adult Film, in Paul MacDonald, Courtney Brannon Donoghue and Timothy Havens (eds), Digital … Continue reading RESEARCH Roundup 2021

CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS – BAFTSS CONFERENCE 2022

We hope a number of Screening Sex Special Interest Group (SIG) members will be submitting and presenting their research at the upcoming BAFTSS conference. The conference will take place online 20–22 April 2022, hosted by the University of St Andrews. We are inviting paper proposals from our SIG members to form a SIG-sponsored panel. The main conference theme is collaboration … Continue reading CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS – BAFTSS CONFERENCE 2022

BOOK REVIEW – MAKING SEX PUBLIC AND OTHER CINEMATIC FANTASIES

Review of Making Sex Public and Other Cinematic Fantasies by Damon R. Young. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018 (paperback). 320 pages. REVIEW BY ADAM HERRON, NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY Opening with the passage, “In 1968, while French students occupied the halls of the Sorbonne, Barbarella fucked her way to freedom,” Making Sex Public traces the ways in … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – MAKING SEX PUBLIC AND OTHER CINEMATIC FANTASIES

BOOK REVIEW – (SUB)URBAN SEXSCAPES: GEOGRAPHIES AND REGULATION OF THE SEX INDUSTRY

REVIEW OF (SUB)URBAN SEXSCAPES: GEOGRAPHIES AND REGULATION OF THE SEX INDUSTRY, EDS. PAUL J. MAGINN And christine steinmetz. new york: routledge, 2017 (paperpack). REVIEW BY ÉRIC FALARDEAU, UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À MoNTRÉAL Sex has always had close ties with boundaries, limits, and transgression; especially within the public confines of towns, cities, and countries. Therefore, it … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – (SUB)URBAN SEXSCAPES: GEOGRAPHIES AND REGULATION OF THE SEX INDUSTRY

BOOK REVIEW – ONE-DIMENSIONAL QUEER

REVIEW OF One-Dimensional Queer by Roderick A. Ferguson. POLITY PRESS, 2019. (HB/PB/EBOOK) 168PP. REVIEW BY KATIE ARTHUR, KING'S COLLEGE LONDON The multidimensional beginnings of gay liberation are being written out of history, but One-Dimensional Queer counters this prevalent situating of the gay liberation movement within a capitalist agenda. An essential introductory companion to any queer … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – ONE-DIMENSIONAL QUEER

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Call for Contributions:Screening Sex in the Time of Coronavirus We are seeking short (1000-2000 word) articles, interviews, discussions or other content (video essays, artwork) that explore the impact of coronavirus on representations, cultures and discourses of sex. We would also welcome considerations of the impact on and implications of researching sex at this time. To what extent is coronavirus … Continue reading Spring 2020 Newsletter

BOOK REVIEW – SEX CULTURES

REVIEW OF SEX CULTURES BY AMIN GHAZIANI. Cambridge: Polity press, 2017 REVIEW BY JAMES LAWRENCE SLATTERY, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, UK Part of Polity Press’ ‘Cultural Sociology’ series, Sex Cultures is a recent book that sets out to give a clear and concise overview of the ways sexuality is forged through and interacts with historical and … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – SEX CULTURES

BOOK REVIEW – PROSTITUTION AND SEX WORK IN GLOBAL CINEMA

Review of Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Cinema: New Takes on Fallen Women, eds. Danielle Hipkins and Kate Taylor-Jones. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Review by Will Visconti, The University of Sydney, Australia Though the majority of the narratives addressed in Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Cinema are negative, pessimistic, or (at best) ambiguous … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – PROSTITUTION AND SEX WORK IN GLOBAL CINEMA