CFP: M/C: The "Porn" Issue (4/26/04; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Jean Burgess

An upcoming issue of M/C: A Journal of Media and Culture

Much media and cultural studies work on, and media coverage of, pornography
focuses on the politics of sexual representation on the one hand, and
arguments for or against censorship on the other.

This issue of M/C aims to provide a space for alternative perspectives on
pornography. We are especially interested in publishing articles that
engage critically with the consumption of pornography, pornography as a
creative industry, and the intertextual relationships between pornography
and other media genres. How does pornography work as a field of cultural
production? How is it integrated into everyday life? How does it influence,
appropriate, or otherwise connect to other media genres?

Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

-Pornography and intertextuality
-The pornographic mode/porn iconography in "mainstream" media
-Hybrid genres: sci-fi/porn, fantasy/porn, anime/porn, adventure/porn
-The social functions of pornography
-Pornographic professions
-Amateur pornography
-Pornography and creativity
-The aesthetics of pornography
-Pornography as a driver/early adopter of technological innovation
-Pornography and cultural consumption/consumers of pornography

Article length: 1500-2000 words
Article deadline: 26 April 2004
Release date: 16 June 2004
Editors: Jean Burgess and Andrew King

Send complete articles to Please note
that we do not require formal abstracts, but are more than happy to respond
to general enquiries.

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