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Upcoming Event

September 8, 2014 - Luncheon Series with Ariane Cruz, Ph.D.

Ariane Cruz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Women's Studies

"Pornography’s Play(ing) of Race"

This talk explores black women’s diverse performance of race play in contemporary American pornography.  From performances of black female submission staged as a historical reenactment of chattel slavery in hardcore mainstream race play pornography to amateur Internet race play pornography, I unveil pornography as a dynamic site for the performance of race play.  Pornographic performances of race play exhibit an unfaltering racial hyperbole and eroticization of black female racial sexual alterity despite the shifting racial and gender dynamics of production, veering positions of domination and submission, and amateur versus high budget production status.  I reveal race play as a comprehensive performance with a more universal socio-cultural currency and relevance, illuminating a critical tension in race play to be that between the quotidian and the spectacular, the pornographic and the mainstream.

217 Willard
Noon-1:00 p.m.
FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC

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