Russell Ford
Elmhurst College
This essay considers Richard Calder’s Dead trilogy as an important contribution to the argument concerning how pornography’s pernicious effects might be mitigated or disrupted. Paying close attention to the way that Calder uses the rhetoric of fiction to challenge pornographic stereotypes that have achieved hegemonic status, the essay argues that Calder’s trilogy provides an important link between debates about pornography and contemporary philosophical discussions of alterity and community. Finally, it argues that, for Calder, sexuality is implicitly predicated on a reconceptualization of social relations in general – a reconceptualization achieved through the exhaustion of that decadent shadow of the Enlightenment, pornography.
Keywords Literature  Continental Philosophy  Gilles Deleuze  Felix Guattari  Richard Calder  pornography
Categories (categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and the Total System.Mohamed Zayani - 2000 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 26 (1):93-114.
What is Philosophy?Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari - 1991 - Columbia University Press.


Added to PP index

Total views
69 ( #156,771 of 2,454,695 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #179,601 of 2,454,695 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes