Course detail

Porn studies

FaVU-KPO-ZAcad. year: 2019/2020

By "pornographic", we understand "obscene," beyond the scene. The pseudotabu of pornoproduction is not the topic of this course. It deals with issues of
- art history - sexuality and porn as the specific mutaion of femal body art of 1960s
- activist - the question for and against pornography as the core theme of anglophone feminist movement
- gender - regarding men and women and their erotic and sexual sensitivity
- the phenmenon of erotic and porngprahic product and the purpose of its use, its development in history and its present specifics
- resulting questions regarding the possibilities of visual expression of intimate interpersonal emotional relationships including the limits of its publicizing and depriving them of thei intimacy
- how can such topic be presented in the public
- how are such issues related to contemporary forms of art, what are the boundaries between humaties and art, between public art and its usage as the tool of social issues
A number of academics have dealt with port (Linda Williams, dr. Kateřina Lišková from FSSMU)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be encouraged to interconnect issues in art with those of other disciplines (humanities). They will be encouraged to understand and analyse social phenomena and find new ources of inspiration for their artistic activieis on the border of art, sociology,and social critique.
I hope that students will also realize some practical outcomes of the course.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with the form of thematic lectures.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Michel Foucault, Dějiny sexuality I., Herrmann, Praha 1999 (CS)
Erotická Revue I.-III., Torst, Praha 2001 (CS)
Tracey Warr, Amelia Jones, The Artist´s Body, Phaidon, London 2000 (EN)
Lynne segal, Mary McIntosh, Sex Exposed, Rutgers University Press, 1993 (EN)
Lynda Nead, Female Nude, Routledge, 1992 (EN)
Isabel Tang, Pornografie (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The basic method is a lecture, supplemented by a final discussion.
One lesson is devoted to a seminar that tries to explain some theoretical premises in an experimental way.
The supplementary methods are:
- a thematic excursion
- movie or video projection
- working with real materials, magazines, books, objects

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The attendance at the lecture is not controlled. Students will receive credits and verbal evaluations on the basis of the submitted work, the assignment of which will follow from the content of the courses.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The Syllabus:
The Structure of the Course:
1. lectures, projections, presentations
- on the origin of pornography
- porn as the lacmus paper of feminist movements
- body art special - porn elements in art
- stereotype in pont - taboo in port, attempts at alternative approach
- visual art presentations: Erotická revue, Jindřich Štýrský, Toyen, Dalí, surealisté, Duchamp, Carolee Schneemann, Valie Export, Elke Krystufek, Jeff Koons, Bob Flanagan, Annie Sprinkle, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, BKS, Ondřej Brody…
2. Empirical part of the course>
- port materials presentation: the standard portn film, Annie Sprinkle's alternative production, cult porn film (Green door, Deep throat, Miss Jones)
A study visit of a sexshop and a nightclub, studying the presentation of sexuality, the design of such intimate experiences
3. possible practical approaches:
"Night Club" - spatial and action question
"Porn magazine" - the question of visual presentation and graphic design, "lying" and stylization of photography, visual strateies, text, poem, promotion in the public, distribution.

Aims

The aim of the course is not to inform students on the topic dealing with the limits of the personal body. Since the topics is presented to artists, we expect that bew impulses will also come from the students.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The attendance at the lecture is not controlled.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning