Porn Studies Podcast

„What about PORN STUDIES?“ Welcome to the Podcast about this new and vibrant academic field.

Find more information on Porn Studies with video interviews with experts from the field, book recommendations and a porn guide on history and genres.

This is the Podcast of this Project. It includes an introduction and interviews with Linda Williams, Clarissa Smith, John Mercer and Feona Attwood.

 

 

Linda Williams is pioneer of the field, who also invented the name Porn Studies, but she’ll tell us, why she actually doesn’t like to call Porn Studies…Porn Studies.

We’ll hear from Clarissa Smith, University of Sunderland and Co-Founder of the Porn Studies Journal. She’ll tell us, even though most people think they know what porn is, when they see it, how difficult it still is to define Pornography. And we talked about why most of Porn is so obsessed with authenticity.

There’s John Mercer, Birmingham City University, talking about how Porn Studies is about expanding the debate from the black and white terms to all the other dimensions of the cultural phenomenon that porn is, and we talked about how he started studying gay porn and how people again and again react with prejudice to that academic choice.

And Feona Attwood, Middlesex University London and a Co-Founder of the Porn Studies Journal. She’ll talk about which topics can be covered by Porn Studies and how young researchers well reasonably think twice about chosing the path of studying porn and how it can affect your academic career.

 

There’s also videos of all Interviews. Watch them here!