Porno Academy Symposium, October 18th & 19th

PORNO ACADEMY

International Symposium on Pornography, Sexual Representations, Obscenity, and Desire

The Theatre Academy, Oct. 18th through 19th, 2007

Venue: The Theatre Academy, Auditorium 1, Haapaniemenkatu 6, 00530 Helsinki

Organizers: Pornoakatemia Research Project (Academy of Finland) with The Theatre Academy, Helsinki.

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Thursday October 18th, 2007

12.00—12.15 Welcoming Words: Annette Arlander, Professor of Performance Art and Theory, the Theatre Academy; Harri Kalha, Ph.D., Director of the Porno Academy12.15—13.15 Laura Kipnis, Professor of Television/Film, Northwestern University:
“I’m Offended!”

13.15—14.00 Antu Sorainen, Ph.D., University of Helsinki: “The Child Sex Panic and the Politics of Fear”

14.00—14.45 Katariina Kyrölä, M.A., University of Turku: “Expanding Desires? Feeder Pornography and Corporeal Spectatorship”

14.45—15.30 COFFEE BREAK

15.30—16.15 Sanna Härmä, M.A., University of Turku:“The Bitch is Back: Rappers, Porn and Talking Back”

16.15—17.00 Harri Kalha, Ph.D., University of Helsinki: “Fantasy Uncut: Foreskin Fandom and the Morphology of Desire”

17.00—18.00 Beatriz Preciado, Professor, University of Saint Denis:
[Title to be announced]

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Friday October 19th, 2007


12.15—13.15 Tim Dean
, Professor, University at Buffalo: “The Reverse Money-Shot: On Bareback Pornography.”

13.15—14.00 Jenny Kangasvuo, Ph. Lic., University of Oulu: “Queer Desires in Japanese Porn Comics for Women”

14.00—14.45 Livia Hekanaho, Ph.D., University of Helsinki: “These Boots Were Made For Walking: Having A Crush On Fem Dom Porn”

14.45—15.30 COFFEE BREAK

15.30—16.15 Annamari Vänskä, Ph.D., University of Helsinki: “Fantasizing Female Desire: Deep Throat and the Freudian Clitoris”

16.15—17.15 Del La Grace Volcano, visual artist: ”Post Porn: A Queer And Present Danger” (plus screening of Volcano’s film “Pansexual Porn”)

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Related events taking place before and after the symposium:

* Prof. Laura Kipnis will give a lecture (“The Female Thing”) at the Christina Institute for Women’s Studies, University of Helsinki, on Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 2 pm.

* Prof. Tim Dean will give a lecture (“Breeding Culture: Barebacking, Bugchasing, Giftgiving”) at the University of Art and Design (Taideteollinen korkeakoulu) on Monday, Oct. 22nd at 2 pm.

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