There's so much going on, I've barely had time to update this blog. For more frequent postings, check the Tumblr.
Next week's got lots of events, including the last In The Flesh of the year, with belly dancer!
I'm putting together my talk for this panel next Tuesday 2-4 (which got a listing in The New Yorker), gathering advance Amazon.com reviewers for Best Sex Writing 2010 (hint, hint! email me at rachelkb at gmail.com with your mailing address and Amazon.com profile URL if you want a copy - must review by 1/15 on Amazon.com), sortof trying to plan a New Year's vacation (slow going on that), writing and holiday card/gift shopping. And cupcake blogging - I was quoted in yesterday's New York Daily News about cupcakes. Actually this weekend I was incredibly slothful and am trying to make up for it.
“Pornography in the City”
A symposium at CUNY Graduate Center’s James Gallery
Tuesday December 15, 2009, 2–6 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities
Pornography in the City takes up the questions posed by Peeps, the James Gallery’s Spring 2009 exhibition on New York peep show arcades in the 1960s and 70s.
In an afternoon of discussion, we revisit the modes of spectatorship and social networks the peep arcades inadvertently spawned. Invited scholars, critics, and artists evoke histories of non-normative sexualities and regulation in urban spaces, and consider current relationships between public sex and private experiences.
Divided into two panels, the first session, Pornography, Peep Shows and Public Space, questions the public/private nexus in historically-located urban, commercial situations. The second, Pornography and Its Representation, rethinks categories of viewing and voyeurism, art and porn, experience and consumption.
Participants include Douglas Crimp, Jeff Escoffier, Linda Ford, Dagmar Herzog, William Kornblum, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Bjarne Melgaard, Melissa Ragona, and Amy Herzog CUNY Media Studies professor & curator of “Peeps.”