Kink does not exist in a vacuum. In Deviations, hosted by Karada House, Apikoros and Barkas will discuss historical and contemporary texts that have shaped kink, sexuality, and our understandings of ourselves.

Each episode consists of a 120 minute unscripted conversation that is unscripted. It is not expected that the audience will have read the texts in advance. Each session is designed to summarize as well as discuss.

Apikoros and Barkas will be joined by Addie who will serve as moderators and direct questions from the audience.

Our book club is a free event. If you’d like to show your appreciation for the work, feel free to support this project via Ko-Fi.

Episode 6: Christopher Chitty: “Sexual Hegemony”

28mar20:0022:00Virtual EventDeviations. Books - Culture - Kinks: Sexual HegemonyLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS20:00 - 22:00 Facilitator: Karada House Category:kinkFormat:book club

Episode 4: Master K: The Beauty of Kinbaku

Reading/Viewing List:

Edward Saïd: Orientalism
Christopher Chitty: Sexual Hegemony
Jasbir Puar: Terrorist Assemblages
films by: Minoru Betsuyaku, Masao Adachi, Koji Wakamatsu, Seijun Suzuki, Shuji Terayama, Makoto Sato, Teruo Ishii, Nagisa Ōshima

Episode 3: Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality

Reading list:

Foucault: The Care of the Self (Part 3)
Camille Paglia: Sexual Personae
Christopher Chitty: Sexual Hegemony
Roland Barthes: The pleasure of text
Roland Barthes: The Death of the Author
Lorraine Daston/Peter Galison: Objectivity

Episode 2: Paul Preciado: Countersexual Manifesto

Reading list:

Paul B. Preciado: Testo Junkie
Sara Ahmed: Declarations of Whiteness: The Non-Performativity of Anti-Racism
Roland Barthes: A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments
Judith Butler: Gender Trouble
Félix Guattari/Gilles Deleuze : A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Mark Thompson: Leatherfolk
Guy Hocquenghem: The Screwball Asses
Guy Hocquenghem: Homosexual Desire
Carole Pateman: The Sexual Contract
Georges Bataille: The Solar Anus
Michel Foucault: The History of Sexuality
Susan Striker: Transgender History
Gayle Rubin: Thinking Sex

Episode 1: Marquis de Sade’s 120 of Sodom

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)