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Gorizia International Film Studies Spring School / Porn Studies Section

Book Series / Cartography of Pornographic Audio-visuals

Call for Submissions
Brazilian and Latin American Porn: Cartography of Pornographic Audio-visuals

Since 2010 the Gorizia International Film Studies Spring School has been hosting a Porn Studies Section dedicated to the examination of audiovisual pornography. The Gorizia Spring School is an International Ph.D. School in Film and Media Studies organized by the Universities of Udine, Amsterdam, Bochum, Frankfurt, Liège, Malta, Milano-Cattolica, Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle and Pisa as part of the activities of an Erasmus Intensive Programme (IP) entitled “Contemporary Audiovisual Geographies”.

Beginning from the 2011 edition (April 8-14), the Porn Studies Section of the Gorizia International Film Studies Spring School has promoted a long-term research project entitled Cartography of Pornographic Audiovisuals. As part of this long-term research, the Porn Studies section is editing a book series to identify and catalogue the several aspectswhich pornographic audio-visuals have historically taken on within different cultural (and spatial) contexts.

For the second volume of this series, we will take upon the challenge of mapping Brazilian and Latin American pornography. The objective of this book is to account for a recent field of studies that takes on a long and complex pornographic tradition and culture.

Here are some of the themes and topics that could be addressed by the essays:

Porn studies field in Brazil and Latin American

Brazilian and/or Latin American sexual culture

Questions of stigma and aesthetical aspects in Brazilian and Latin American pornography

Popular culture and pornography in Brazil and/or Latin America

Brazilian porn cinema – historical and aesthetical issues

Pornochanchada, Cinema Marginal and other erotic/pornographic Brazilian and/or Latin American films

Questions of censorship in the context of Brazilian and/or Latin American dictatorships

Relations of Avant garde, experimental and political cinema and pornography in Brazil and Latin America

Latin American porn cinema – historical and aesthetical issues

Pornography in Brazil and/or Latin America as social field: issues of networks and labour relations

New industries of Brazilian and/or Latin American pornography

Mediatic aspects of contemporary Brazilian and/or Latin American Porn

Issues of gender, race, class, culture in Brazilian and/or Latin American porn

Feminist, post feminist and/or queer approaches to porn in Brazil and/or Latin America

Issues of consumption/spectatorship of porn in Brazil and/or Latin America

Deadline of the proposals: November, 31st, 2012.

Submission Guidelines:
Please send a 2 to 3 pages proposal to brazilian.pornstudies in a pdf format.

The complete essay will be requested after a first evaluation of the proposal and they should be 5000-7000 words in MS Word .doc or .docx format. (The deadline of the complete essay will be established after the acceptance of the proposals)

Include with submissions proposals: name, contact information, brief bio or CV
It will be only accepted unpublished works.

About the Editors:

Mariana Baltar ( HYPERLINK "mailto:marianabaltar"marianabaltar): Professor of Film and TV in the Media Studies Department at Fluminense Federal University (UFF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she also did her PhD on the dialogues of documentary and melodrama in Brazilian contemporary documentaries. Her recent research addresses the body genres (melodrama, porn and horror) and their influence and implication on contemporary audiovisual culture. She has published many articles on academic journals and books, such as Evidência invisível – Blow Job, vanguarda, documentário e pornografia, at Revista Famecos (2011), and the chapter Weeping Reality: Melodramatic Imagination in Contemporary Brazilian Documentary, in Latin American Melodrama. Passion, Pathos, and Entertainment (2009), published by University of Illinois Press.

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