Programme

Tuesday 28.5.

9:30 registration and coffee (Sirkkala lobby, by Janus hall)

10:15 Welcome (Janus)

10:30-11:30 keynote (Janus): Kane Race, Loose Ends: playing the field of digital sex. Chair Susanna Paasonen

12:00-13:00 workshops 1-3

1. (E325, chair: Susanna Paasonen)
Jamie Hakim, The Celebrity Male Nude Leak: the male body and sexual play as value creation in neoliberal times
John Mercer, The Serious Play of Sex: Documenting Practices of ‘Recreational’ MSM Sex Online

2. (E323, chair: Veli-Matti Karhulahti)
Anna-Elena Pääkkölä, Tom of Finland, The Musical as Playful Activism
Katariina Kyrölä, Decolonizing sex through play in Sámi and Two-Spirit online video

3. (E225, chair: Kaisu Hynnä)
Miikka J. Lehtonen, Visualizing pleasure: exploring sensations and meanings of orgasms through visual methods
J.Tuomas Harviainen, Leaving the Swing: Why Non-monogamous Women Leave Group Sex Communities

lunch (on your own)

coffee 14-14:30 (lobby)

14:30-16:00 workshops 4-6

4. (E325, chair: Katariina Kyrölä)
Alex Dymock, Chemical Erotics: Playing with the Boundaries of Sexual and Pharmacological Pleasures
Kristian Møller, The emergence and modulation of chemsex imaginaries on Pornhub and a video conferencing service
Kerryn Drysdale, Crystal-sex in Australia: a case for extending analysis of hook up cultures beyond sex

5. (E323, chair: Daniel Cardoso)
Feona Attwood, Porn, play and pleasure
Paul Byron, Playing for real: Porn research and media literacies
Ingrid Olson, Pornography, Play, and Playfulness in the Nina Hartley Fan Mail Archive

6. (E221)
Veli-Matti Karhulahti & al., Koulu 3 panel

coffee 16-16:30 (lobby)

16:30-18:00 workshops 7-8

7. (E323, chair Mari Pajala )
Caroline Bem, Colourful Cockfights and Good Intentions: The Cute, the Funny, and the Woke in Genital Jousting
Veli-Matti Karhulahti, Sexuality as a Pattern in Videogame Design
Jaakko Suominen, “Daddy Kept Playing Strip Poker After I Had Already Given up” – Finnish Memories of Home Computer Erotica

8. (E221, chair Valo Vähäpassi)
Jenny Sundén, The unsolicited pussy pic
Kath Albury, Playful pedagogies in hookup app culture
Charlie Sarson, Playing it Straight: Being and doing ‘straight-acting’

Conference dinner, 19:00, Restaurant Hügge

Wednesday 29.5.
10:00-11:30 workshops 9-11

9. (E325, chair Caroline Bem)
Johanna Pohtinen, Being kinky in the vanilla world: Fictional narrative as an ethnographic method
Susanne Schotanus, Playing with concepts in BDSM discourse
Jordana Greenblatt, Aerial, Apparatus, Assemblage: Pain, Pleasure, Fetish, and the Circus Body Without Organs

10. (E323, chair Mari Lehto)
Clarissa Smith, I use it every day except Sundays!
Shawn Suyong Yi Jones, From Pleasure to Distraction: The Porn-Viewing Room in Taiwanese and Korean Gay Men’s Saunas
Michaela Lebedíková, Between objectification and agency: the most watched pornographic videos in Czech Republic

11. (E225, chair Daniel Cardoso)
Nita-Helena Taivaloja & J. Tuomas Harviainen, BREAKING FREE – Emancipation and stigma in consensually non-monogamous relationships
Aljosa Puzar, East Asian copulatory vocalizations and/as female sexual play
Victoria Brooks, When is fucking-with too fucking much?

coffee 11:30-12:00 (lobby)

12:00-13:00 keynote (Janus): Katrin Tiidenberg, Fieldnotes from the playground – a love letter to the 2011–2018 Tumblr. Chair Jenny Sundén

lunch (on your own)

14:30-16:00 workshops 12-13

12. (E325, chair Jenny Sundén)
Oliver Carter, Your Choice: The Transnational Trade in Hardcore Pornography
Mari Pajala, Playful performances of sexuality: Monsieur Mosse as a gay celebrity in straight porn magazines in 1980s Finland
Daniel Cardoso, The value of print: Post-porn magazines and artistic difference

13. (E323, chair Katariina Kyrölä)
Ihsan Asman, Monotony, imagination and toys: Playing with and through porn in Turkey
Tanja Sihvonen, “My Games are… Unconventional” – A Literary Cross-examination of Game and BDSM Studies
Maria Ruotsalainen, “Because he is gay like me (im not joking)” The role of the sexual orientation of playable heroes and professional players in Overwatch fandom

coffee 16-16:30 (lobby)

16:30-17:30  keynote: Tom Apperley, What gamer girl porn has to tell us about toxic masculinity in gamer culture. Chair Veli-Matti Karhulahti


bubbly! (lobby)