CHAY 10405. Pornography and Language. loo Llits.
The course explores the place and role of language in pornographic films. Why does language occur in filmed
pornography at all? What kind of language occurs? What role does it play? How is it gendered? How does it frame the
narrative or drive it foreward? HEW does language subvert or undermine the visual representation of sex? What does any
of this tell us about gender, sexuality and erotics in contexts? Course readings focus on theories of
pornographic representation, theories of language, gender and erotics, and methods of transcribing and analyzing
dialogue. The course requires students to watch a wide range of pornography, including different of straight, gay
and trans porn, so anyone enrolling in the course must be interested in pornography as a social and cultural phenomenon
and must also have experience watching porn and thinking about it
Instructor/ , D. Kulick Terms Offered: Spring
Upper Prevision Undergrad Course.