Pornography: Bodies, Sex, and Representation (AHV3011)

15 credits

Pornographic images have never been as produced, reproduced and consumed as they are today; they are a ubiquitous feature of contemporary visual culture. It is thus not surprising that public debates on the roles and/or dangers of porn have increased in recent years. However, those debates often depart from unexamined assumptions and moral positions, with little time and space given to critical engagements with pornography and to develop porn literacy. In this interdisciplinary module, you will gain a better understanding of the history of porn and of its conventions, as well as the modern and contemporary contexts—social, political, and juridical—that have shaped and continue to shape its production, distribution, and consumption.