Peter Alilunas

 

Peter Alilunas

Peter Alilunas

Assistant Professor,
Department of Cinema Studies

216D Allen Hall
541-346-2004
pka@uoregon.edu
 

Research Statement

My primary research is in the history of the adult film industry as it transitioned from celluloid to videotape in the late 1970s. I examine that history from a variety of perspectives that seek to understand the regulatory impulses - both internally within the industry and externally within culture -- that determine how and under what circumstances audiences discover and consume pornography.

I am also interested in censorship, media regulation, copyright law, and film and media history.

Recent Citations – Publications – Professional Work

Forthcoming: “Mediating the Back Room: Adult Video News and the Creation of Adult Video,” in From Porno Chic to the Sex Wars: The Destabilization of American Culture and Politics in the 1970s. Whitney Strub and Carolyn Bronstein, eds. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015.

“Ephemerata: Ginger’s Private Party Flyer (circa 1985),” Film History 26.3, 2014: 144-155.

“The Necessary Future of Adult Industry Studies,” Creative Industries Journal 7.1 (2014), 62-66.

“They Can’t Do This to Us!: Alan Alda as (Anti)Feminist Signifier,” Camera Obscura 78 (26.3), 2011: 35-61.

“The (In)Visible People in the Room: Men in Women’s Studies.” Men and Masculinities 14.2 (June 2011): 210-229.

“The Past is All Used Up: Orson Welles, Touch of Evil, and Erasure.” Screening the Past 27 (May 2010).

“Male Masculinity as the Celebration of Failure: The Frat Pack, Women, and the Trauma of Victimization in the ‘Dude Flick.’" Mediascape, UCLA (Spring 2008).

Coursework

J 201 "Media & Society"
J 412 "Understanding Disney"
J 496 "Copyright and Media"