In the first episode of Deviations: Books – Culture – Kink we speak in details about one of the works that has had a vast and complicated influence on kink culture: Marquis de Sade’s 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage.

Join Apikoros, Addie and Barkas on a journey that start with historical contextualization, tackles questions of age, consent, deviance and of course looks at the current kink community and their use of this piece of work.

Reading/viewing list:

120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage (Marquis de Sade)
The Story of the Eye (Georges Bataille)
Literature and Evil (Georges Bataille)
Psychpathia sexualis (Richard von Krafft-Ebing)
Philosophy in the bedroom (Marquis de Sade)
Hegel, Haiti & Universal History (Susan Buck-Morss)
Sade. Fourier. Loyola. (Roland Barthes)
The Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Le Nouveau Tableau du Paris (Henri Martin)
Sexual Hegemony (Christopher Chitty)
Saló or the 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy/France 1975)
The Devils (Ken Russel, UK 1971)
The Screwball Asses (Guy Hocquenghem)
Public Toilets, Private Affairs (Marc Martin)
Marat/Sade (theater play by Peter Weiss, film: Peter Brook, UK 1967)
History of Sexuality (Michel Foucault)
Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Jasbir K. Puar)
The Death of the Author (Roland Barthes)
The Body in Pain (Elaine Scarry)
Visions Of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 (Georges Bataille)
What is Philosophy? (Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari)