The University of Exeter now offers a course in porn.

Looking to upgrade your education? Beginning next year, the Art History and Visual Culture faculty at University of Exeter in the UK will offer a course entitled “Pornography: Bodies, Set and Representation.” It will one of just three uni courses that will take the study of porn serious (UC Berkeley and the University of New South Wales also offer something similar).

So what will the course work be like? Students will be led through the main theories about porn: all the debates, how it’s made, how it’s spread, and how it’s consumed.

Students will be expected to study straight, gay, and feminist porn, historic/vintage porn, and even some amateur stuff.

I quote from lecturer Dr João Florêncio: “Students will, I hope, leave the module better equipped to think critically about issues of power, censorship, obscenity, sex, sexualities, subjectivities, desires and pleasures as they intersect and are co-shaped by modern and contemporary pornography.”

Once the course wraps up, students will have an academic level of porn literacy. How might that help securing a job upon graduation? Your guess is as good as mine.

(Via RT)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “The University of Exeter now offers a course in porn.

  • October 22, 2019 at 11:47 am
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    What does “The University of Exeter now offers a course in porn” have anything to do with A Journal of Musical Things? I would understand if the cirriculum included music production heard in porn but nothing I read suggested that. Slow news day Alan? You can do better.

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