SDS470H1: Sexual Representations: Critical Approaches in Porn Studies

Previous Course Number: 
UNI470H1
Hours: 
24S

This course is a critical study of the historical, aesthetic, and cultural formation of the concept of pornography. The course explores the relationship between sexual representation and sex work; works through debates about artistic merit and censorship and how they relate to larger issues of power, capitalism, and technology; and theorizes the relationship between sex and commerce. Readings will include work from feminist, queer, people of colour, and trans theorists in the cutting-edge field of porn studies.

Prerequisite: 

1.0 credit in SDS

Exclusion: 

UNI470H1; UNI475H1, Special Topics: Porn Studies

Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)