Cinema Scholars Series Presents: Whitney Strub
Oct 27, 2015, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cinema Studies and the School of Journalism & Communication/Media Studies Present:
This talk calls for a more rigorously materialist approach to the history of pornography, paying closer heed to the circumstances of production, exhibition, and distribution, as well as the diversity of pornography itself.
A public lecture by Whitney Strub
Associate Professor of History and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies
Rutgers University – Newark
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
4:00 pm Reception
4:30 pm Lecture
Gerlinger Lounge — Free
Please join us for a reception with Whitney Strub at 4:00 pm, followed by the lecture at 4:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served at the reception.
Thank you to our co-sponsor
School of Journalism & Communication/Media Studies
Whitney Strub is Associate Professor of History and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. His first book, Perversion for Profit: The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right, was published by Columbia University Press in 2010. His second book, Obscenity Rules: Roth v. United States and the Long Struggle over Sexual Expression was published in 2013 by the University Press of Kansas and won the 2013 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History. His articles on obscenity, pornography, and sexual politics have appeared in American Quarterly, Radical History Review, Journal of the History of Sexuality, Journal of Women’s History, Salon, and Temple of Schlock, and he is currently project director of the Queer Newark Oral History Project.
Students: Attendance sign-in sheets will be available at the event for Cinema Studies courses offering extra credit.