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Why have there been no great women eroticists?

Porbeni, Appeikumoh Bracy (2024) Why have there been no great women eroticists? Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Porbeni, Appeikumoh Bracy

This thesis project seeks to explore the erotic image-making of (queer) women and femmes as a means of challenging current established understandings of sexual desire and cisheteropatriarchal sexual scripting. Drawing on bell hooks’ concept of the oppositional gaze and Audre Lorde’s theory on the erotic as power, I suggest ways of seeing these works as proclamations of power and potential roadmaps towards queer eutopic futures. Also, in order to create these worlds which are wholly divested from institutions which champion power imbalances, I probe further and suggest a framework for liberating desire from these institutions.

Date: March 2024
Uncontrolled Keywords: Queer women eroticism, queer eroticism, the erotic as power, Cyberfeminism, cyberwomanism, queer theories of color, pornography scholarship, erotic scholarship, video game art criticism, comic art criticism
Divisions: Faculty of Art > Criticism & Curatorial Practice
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Date Deposited: 01 May 2024 19:51
Last Modified: 01 May 2024 19:51
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4372

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