A Part of the Heart Can't Be Eaten: Tristan Taormino, with Lynn Comella
A Part of the Heart Can't Be Eaten: Tristan Taormino, with Lynn Comella In-Person
Please join UNLV's Dr. Lynn Comella for a discussion with author, speaker, and sex educator Tristan Taormino, about Taormino's new memoir, A Part of the Heart Can't Be Eaten. The memoir explores Taormino's coming-of-age story, revealing how her radical sexuality and unconventional career grew out of an extraordinary queer father-daughter relationship. Comella serves as department chair of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies, and she is working with UNLV Special Collections and Archives to launch a new collecting area in January 2024 devoted to sexual entertainment and economies.
Tristan Taormino is a writer, sex educator, speaker, podcaster, and retired feminist pornographer. A former columnist for The Village Voice, she is the editor of 25 anthologies and author of nine books, including her latest, A Part of the Heart Can't Be Eaten: A Memoir (Duke University Press). She is the founding editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series and co-editor of The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure, the first collection that includes writings by scholars, academics, producers and performers about feminist porn. She directed and produced 24 sex education and porn films, and her films have garnered 40 award nominations, six AVN Awards, and eight Feminist Porn Awards.
This event is presented by Black Mountain Institute, UNLV Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies, and UNLV Special Collections & Archives.
- Thursday, October 5, 2023
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)