Location

Room 212, West Center

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

Keywords

pornography, feminist, media studies, pornography studies, fellatio, alternative fashion

Abstract

In this project, I am interested in how we as a culture talk and make stories about heterosexual non-fetish pornography that contains fellatio scenes. Fellatio, being a site of social power and relation, can be conceptualized and portrayed in different ways based on the ideology and intentions of the context a text portraying fellatio it is created in. In this project I reasoned that mainstream pornography and feminist pornography would show fellatio in different ways, revealing the basic differences in each genre’s content and execution. To this effect, I analyzed six films from both feminist and mainstream pornographies and have concluded that a more effective naming and method of analysis of pornography is needed. Textual analysis in pornography needs to blossom up and become a part of a larger method that is more variegated; something that includes other strands of conversation as it and after it analyzes the text itself. A fusion of audience, structural and textual analysis and affective study is one of the ways this project points to for how media scholars could find a new way to analyze pornography texts. This matters because we as selves “begin” instead in the multitude of ways media affects our being. The very outermost parts of our selves begin in interaction with the media products around us and our creations of and with communications. This is why it is important to delve into the way we perform meaning making of all media-- including pornography

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Apr 2nd, 3:30 PM Apr 2nd, 4:45 PM

But What Does “It” Mean: An Analysis of Feminist & Mainstream Pornographies

Room 212, West Center

In this project, I am interested in how we as a culture talk and make stories about heterosexual non-fetish pornography that contains fellatio scenes. Fellatio, being a site of social power and relation, can be conceptualized and portrayed in different ways based on the ideology and intentions of the context a text portraying fellatio it is created in. In this project I reasoned that mainstream pornography and feminist pornography would show fellatio in different ways, revealing the basic differences in each genre’s content and execution. To this effect, I analyzed six films from both feminist and mainstream pornographies and have concluded that a more effective naming and method of analysis of pornography is needed. Textual analysis in pornography needs to blossom up and become a part of a larger method that is more variegated; something that includes other strands of conversation as it and after it analyzes the text itself. A fusion of audience, structural and textual analysis and affective study is one of the ways this project points to for how media scholars could find a new way to analyze pornography texts. This matters because we as selves “begin” instead in the multitude of ways media affects our being. The very outermost parts of our selves begin in interaction with the media products around us and our creations of and with communications. This is why it is important to delve into the way we perform meaning making of all media-- including pornography