CFP Sex in contemporary media: An interdisciplinary conference 4-6 October 2023

Submission deadline: 29 May 2023 In their first issue of the Porn Studies journal, Attwood and Smith (2014) argued that “mediated forms of sex have become more commonplace and commercial sex products, services and representations have become steadily more visible.” Nearly ten years later, in the wake of #MeToo, SESTA/FOSTA, the rise of abortion bans and the … Continue reading CFP Sex in contemporary media: An interdisciplinary conference 4-6 October 2023

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 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


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

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

CFP – Edited Collection: Gender, Genre and the Body in Contemporary North American and European Film

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.

CFP – Cine-Excess XIII: Independent Visions of Excess

Birmingham City University Presents: Cine Excess XIIIIndependent Visions of Excess7th-9th November 2019 - Birmingham City University (and related screening venues) Confirmed Guests of Honour:Jen and Sylvia Soska (Rabid [2019], American Mary)Norman J. Warren (Terror, Inseminoid) Keynote Speakers:Dr Stacey Abbott, Roehampton UniversityProfessor Ernest Mathijs, University of British Columbia Cine-Excess XIII is hosted by Birmingham City University and will feature a … Continue reading CFP – Cine-Excess XIII: Independent Visions of Excess