Interview with Constance Penley

Elena Gorfinkel interviews Constance Penley for the SCMS Fieldnotes project. Penley talks about the early days of feminist film theory, the formation of the journal Camera Obscura (of which she was a founding editor), slash fandom, female spectatorship, porn studies, media activism, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon among many other exciting things.

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