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
Proposals are invited for contributions to an edited collection titled The Sex Scene, the first book to be published as part of Edinburgh University Press’s new “Screening Sex” book series.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Review of Pornography: Structures, Agency, and Performance by Rebecca Sullivan & Alan McKee, Polity Press 2015. (PB/HB). 219pp. REVIEW BY MARTIN FRADLEY, University of Brighton Has contemporary pornography lost its transgressive status, or does it remain the locus of conservative moral panic? A handful of media events as I was reading this book would suggest … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – Pornography: Structures, Agency, and Performance
Gender and the body are inextricably connected, and it could be argued that within any given filmic context, they are also closely related to genre and generic traditions. Moreover, genres often use genders, gender stereotypes and bodies in diverse and specific ways, and gender and its relationship to the body performs different functions in the context of any given genre. This collection aims to critically examine and interrogate the representation of the body and its relationship to both gender and genre in contemporary North American and European films.