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Erotic Art and Pornographic Pictures

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay was written in response to a 2001 essay of Matthew Kieran, itself prompted in part by remarks on the distinction between the erotic and the pornographic offered at the end of the essay, ... More


Witnessing Aggression: Media and Firsthand

Gordon W. Russell

in Aggression in the Sports World: A social psychological perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189599
eISBN:
9780199868445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189599.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the role of media in influencing aggression. As examples, do the all consuming interests of the couch potato lead to conflict in marital and romantic relationships? The ... More


 The Imaginary Caucasus

Charles King

in The Ghost of Freedom: A History of the Caucasus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195177756
eISBN:
9780199870127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177756.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

As the Caucasus was being conquered by the Russian empire, images of the Caucasus as a place were being consolidated in the imagination of both Russians and westerners. The poetry and prose of ... More


Libertinism and Toleration: Milton, Bruno, Aretino

James Grantham Turner

in Milton and Toleration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The ‘benefit of books promiscuously read’ haunts Milton's conception of toleration, and in Areopagitica he frequently cites bawdy or erotic authors such as Petronius or Pietro Aretino, ‘promiscuous’ ... More


Wallowing in a Swamp of Sin Parson Weems, Sex, and Murder in Early South Carolina

Catherine Clinton

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter highlights the career of a young man who seized the day and forged his own brand of evangelical fervor—the very Reverend Mason Locke Weems, affectionately known as Parson Weems. Mason ... More


Before Porn Was Legal: The Erotica Empire of Beate Uhse

Elizabeth Heineman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226325217
eISBN:
9780226325231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226325231.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Struggling to survive in post-World War II Germany, Beate Uhse-Rotermund (1919–2001)—a former Luftwaffe pilot, war widow, and young mother—turned to selling goods on the black market. A self-penned ... More


Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

L. H. Stallings

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039591
eISBN:
9780252097683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039591.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Funk, this book exclaims, is a multisensory and multidimensional philosophy used in conjunction with the erotic, eroticism, and black erotica. It is the affect that shapes film, performance, sound, ... More


Obelisk: A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press

Neil Pearson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311017
eISBN:
9781846313684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313684
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book details the work of one of the most extraordinary publishing enterprises in history. Censor–baiting, provocative, simultaneous publisher of the literary elite and of ‘dirty books’, Jack ... More


Behind Closed Doors: Neo-Victorian Pornographies

Laura Helen Marks

in Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042140
eISBN:
9780252050886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses hardcore films that, rather than adapting a specific literary text, set the sexual action in the nineteenth century. These films appropriate Victorian costume, customs, ... More


The Stranger

Susan G. Davis

in Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs: The Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042614
eISBN:
9780252051456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042614.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Gershon Legman was born to poor Hungarian-Romanian immigrants in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1917. This chapter lays out the origins of his interest in collecting erotica and folklore and connects his ... More


“The Ballad” and the Horn Book

Susan G. Davis

in Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs: The Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042614
eISBN:
9780252051456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042614.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

While working on his studies of suppressed erotic folk song, Legman wrote a series of studies on the historical and bibliographic problems of studying erotica in an era of censorship. These appeared ... More


Sexuality and Censorship in the Essayes

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 2 explores the paradoxical fact that John Florio simultaneously extends and diminishes Montaigne's censorship of sexually-oriented material within the Essays. Concentrating in particular upon ... More


Reed and Girdle: The Anthology in the 1920s

Gideon Nisbet

in Greek Epigram in Reception: J. A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the Invention of Desire, 1805-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662494
eISBN:
9780191761355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662494.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Mackail's ‘book of Greek life’ became the canon text from which post-War translators made their selections. In the meantime the Loeb series had delivered a sound edition-with-translation of the ... More


The Innate Right to Freedom: Abortion, Sodomy, and Obscenity Laws

Helga Varden

in Sex, Love, and Gender: A Kantian Theory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812838
eISBN:
9780191850622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812838.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents a Kantian account of innate right in relation to the issues of abortion, sodomy, and obscenity laws. At first blush, Kant does not appear to have much to offer as we seek ... More


Foucault and the Notion of Ars Erotica: Pleasure as Desubjectivation

Sanjay K. Gautam

in Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter One sets up some of the main themes of the book by way of an exploration into Foucault’s contrast between scientia sexualis or science of sexuality and ars erotica or erotic arts in the first ... More


The Courtesan and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater

Sanjay K. Gautam

in Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter Three shows how the discourse of ars erotica in the Kāmasūtra historically originated in the figure of the courtesan. It locates the figure of the courtesan along two lines: as a historical ... More


Introduction: Sex, Consumption, and German History

in Before Porn Was Legal: The Erotica Empire of Beate Uhse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226325217
eISBN:
9780226325231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226325231.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is the story of Beate Uhse-Rotermund and her erotica business in West Germany. The book discusses the challenges faced by ... More


The Permissive Prudish State

in Before Porn Was Legal: The Erotica Empire of Beate Uhse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226325217
eISBN:
9780226325231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226325231.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the dominance of conservatism in West Germany during the 1950s. It discusses how the Christian conservatives gained legal restrictions on the sexual consumer goods industry with ... More


The Economic Miracle in the Bedroom

in Before Porn Was Legal: The Erotica Empire of Beate Uhse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226325217
eISBN:
9780226325231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226325231.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the growth of the mail-order erotica firms in West Germany in the 1950s. It suggests that the mechanics of marketing helped shape the gendered and social ... More


Interlude: The Beate Uhse Myth

in Before Porn Was Legal: The Erotica Empire of Beate Uhse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226325217
eISBN:
9780226325231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226325231.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the myth of Beate Uhse, the erotica business founded by Beate Uhse-Rotermund. It suggests that Uhse-Rotermund unknowingly created the Beate Uhse myth when she used her life ... More


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