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Conference Schedule

Friday, April 1, 2011

  • 08.30-09.45 Conference Registration
  • 10.00-11.00 Opening Session
  • 11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
  • 11:30-12:30 Panel 1: 'Pornographic' Strategies in the Media
    • Panel Chair: Franziska Wenk
    • Jana G. Toppe (Berlin). “You Can Follow Me on Twitter”: Celebrity Fetishization in the New Media
    • Justyna Cugowska (Poznań). Nudity in American Fashion Photography
  • 12.30-14.30 Lunch (Mensa am Park)
  • 14.30-15.30 Panel 2: Notions of ‘Pleasure’ in Porn
    • Panel Chair: Julia Neugebauer
    • Jiann-Chyng Tu (Berlin). Economies of Pleasure: The Commodification of the Money Shot
    • Pax Chmara (Berlin). P is for Porno
  • 15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
  • 16.00-17.30 Panel 3: Popular Culture and ‘Pornography’
    • Panel Chair: Andreas Mooser
    • Tanja Lange (Rostock). “Wherever You Go, Whatever You Slash—‘No’ Means No and ‘Yes’ Means Yes!” The Concept of Sexual Consent in Xena: Warrior Princess Femslash
    • Diana Petrescu (Bucharest). With Great Power Comes Great Angst: The Advent of Superhero Tragedy Porn
    • Annelies Véronique Kleinherenbrink (Utrecht). “Let’s Shoot This Shit!” Lil’ Kim’s OneWorld Cover, ‘Burqa Porn,’ and Hip-Hop
  • 17.30-18.00 Coffee Break
  • 18.00-19.30 Keynote Session
    • Michael Archer, Founder and Editor in Chief of the magazine Guernica
    • John Patrick Leary (Wayne State University), author of Guernica article “Detroitism: What Does ‘Ruin Porn’ Tell Us About the Motor City, Ourselves, Other American Cities?”
  • Afterwards: Dinner at Marriott Hotel


Saturday, April 2, 2011

  • 10.00-11.30 Panel 4: Shaping Identities via Porn
    • Panel Chair: Eleonora Ravizza
    • José L. Ramos-Rebollo (Alcalá de Henares). Gay Porn: Building the Gay Community
    • Olivia Badoi (Wrocław). Off or On Our Backs? Visual Negotiations of Lesbian Sexuality in Post-70s America
    • Milorad Kapetanović (Ljubljana). Porn: The Change of Perception, Production of Image, and Commodification
  • 11.30-12.00 Coffee Break
  • 12.00-13.00 Panel 5: Political ‘Pornographies’
    • Panel Chair: Ines Krug
    • Costel Coroban (Constanţa). “Recent Developments” in American Political Pornography
    • Ambrogio Morrone (Rome). Pornography and Political Silence
  • 13.00-14.30 Lunch (pizza)
  • 14.30-15.30 Panel 6: ‘Pornographic’ Pleasures and Aesthetics
    • Panel Chair: Stefan Schubert
    • Stefanie John (Hannover). Performing Victimhood: Sexualized Power Plays in the Serial-Queen Melodrama
    • Alexandra Hähnert (Berlin). Towards the Slaughter: A Hedonistic Reading of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian
  • 15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
  • 16.00-17.00 Panel 7: Bodies in ‘Pornography’
    • Panel Chair: Maria Zywietz
    • Roxana Elena Ghiță (Timisoara). Redefining Pornography in a Dystopic Future in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale
    • Katharina Zilles (Gießen). Real-Life ‘Torture Porn’: The Relation Between Representation and Reality
  • 17.00-17.30 Coffee Break
  • 17.30-18.30 Concluding Session
  • Afterwards: (Optional) Dinner at café/bar Luise (Bosestr. 4)


Further Information

  • The conference will take place at Schillerstraße 6, 04109 Leipzig. For further information on how to get to the venue, please refer to the "For Participants" section of the website.
  • A panel chair will introduce you and your topic before you speak.
  • Each presenter has a time slot of 20 minutes for her/his presentation with 10 minutes for Q&A afterwards.
  • Presenters are asked to assemble in the conference room 15 minutes before their session starts to ensure a smooth (technical) set-up.
  • Technical equipment such as a projector, laptop, and loudspeakers will be available. Please make sure to save your files in .doc, .odt or .ppt format on a flash drive; Mac users need to use Office for Mac. Also, let us know if you need any additional equipment.
  • You will have wireless Internet access to the university network in all university facilities on both conference days. For more information, see the conference folder or contact the volunteers at the registration office during the conference.
  • Refreshments will be served with no additional charge during the coffee breaks. While the lunches are free of additional charges for the presenters as well, we would like to ask guests for a modest contribution to help pay for their lunches.
  • Students who wish to attend the conference as a guest should register by February 28 via emai (asl-gradconference@uni-leipzig.de).


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