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EDGE: A Session on Pornography

January 26, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Event, 2:30-4:30, conversation from 3-4pm

Sublevel Magazine invites you to join in Session— a Live Cam conversation with Johanna Fateman, Lorelei Lee, and Tiana Reid. Their respective work lies at the intersections of sex-feminism, labor and pleasure, the legal dimensions of pornography and prostitution, politics of representation, archival research, and queer potentialities. This conversation will be recorded and published in the upcoming EDGE issue of the magazine.

EDGE: The Pornography Issue, will launch in March 2020 and considers what constitutes the pornographic today. How do we conceive of pornography as a material form? An affective register? Where do conversations on the pornographic figure into contemporary gender politics? Edging is a question of mediation between the virtual and the real, so come cam with us!

Speaker Bios:

Johanna Fateman is a writer, art critic, and owner of Seagull salon in New York. She writes art reviews regularly for The New Yorker and 4Columns, and she is a contributing editor at Artforum. She is a 2019 Creative Capital awardee and currently at work on a novel.

Lorelei Lee is a writer, sex worker, and community organizer. She serves on the steering committee of Red Canary Song and is a researcher and policy analyst with Hacking Hustling.

Tiana Reid is a writer, editor, and PhD candidate in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her writing has been published in or on Art in America, Bookforum, The Paris Review, T Magazine, Vice, Vulture, and elsewhere. She is also an editor at The New Inquiry and Pinko.

About the Magazine:

Sublevel Magazine is an online literary magazine devoted to the nexus of literature, poetry, art, criticism, philosophy, culture, and politics. Based in the CalArts MFA Creative Writing Program in the School of Critical Studies—an innovative and interdisciplinary environment dedicated to the experimental impulse in writing and thinking—Sublevel is a literary publication immersed in the world of art without being in service to it. We make no hard distinctions between creative and critical enterprise, instead celebrating writing of any kind that we find stimulating, timely, or otherwise compelling. Each academic calendar year, we publish eight features comprised of original essays, interviews, roundtables, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction works on a theme. We also publish an annual limited-edition print component, the Sublevel B-sides, which reflects the content of the online magazine and questions the need for print in the digital era. Sublevel Magazine was founded by Janice Lee and Maggie Nelson in 2017.

Lauren Mackler is its Managing Editor.
Sabrina Tarasoff is its Assistant Managing editor.

The editors of the EDGE issue are Rose Sheela, Allison Smith, Daniel Spielberger, Sarah Stockton, Misael J. Oquendo, Jayne Pugh, Sofia Benitez Villanueva.


January 26, 2020
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Human Resources LA
410 Cottage Home
Los Angeles, CA 90012