I've just spent a wonderful week in Chicago at the American Popular Culture Association's 44th Annual conference. There I was lucky enough to present in a BDSM/Fetish Studies Panel, where I talked about my adventures in kink, feminism and pop culture, three topics I researched in depth when writing my 2012 'Thinking Kink' blog series for Bitch magazine.
My presentation was received very well and I had some fantastic fellow presenters. I also had the honour of seeing my paper being the first to sell out on the 'Scholar Exchange' table, and as a result I promised I would upload my presentation for those who missed out.
Here is the text of my speech:
And here are the accompanying Powerpoint slides:
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Happy reading and thank you to everyone who took an interest in my work!