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Williams is a professor of Film Studies and Rhetoric
at the University of California, Berkeley.
In 1989 Ms. Williams published a ground-breaking
study of pornographic film entitled Hard Core:
Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible.
This feminist study of moving-image pornography
is unusual for its serious attention to the history
and form of this much-maligned genre. Ms. Williams
also teaches a course on the history of films
and video pornography.
Topics: Linda Williams can speak and show clips
on the history of pornographic film and video,
of hard-core still photography, the visual
representation of sexual pleasure and the
pedagogy of pornography.