Archive Fever Fridays: Sexual Representation Collection - Toronto Film & Media Seminar

When and Where

Friday, October 18, 2019 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Rooms 41 and 43
University College
15 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7


Archive Fever Fridays, an ongoing tour of the GTA’s archival wonderland, seeks to expand research horizons and encourage work with local film and media materials by forging ties among students, scholars, artists, and archivists in the Toronto community.

The Sexual Representation Collection (SRC), administered by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, is Canada’s largest university-based collection of pornography. The collection contains roughly 2,000 VHS videocassettes and DVDs, 1,000 magazines, 500 pulp novels, hundreds of 35mm slides, digital files, 8mm film, 8mm cassette tapes, and 267 linear feet of personal papers, legal documents, reports, art, kink objects, and unique ephemera dating from the 1950s to the present.

Archives Director Patrick Keilty will present an overview of the SRC and its major collection areas.

Convener: Brian R. Jacobson, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

RSVP encouraged but not required by 11 October to

Steering Committee for 2019-2020
Co-chairs: James Leo Cahill (UofT) and Claudia Sicondolfo (York) • Faculty members: Michael
Baker (Sheridan); Liz Clarke (Brock); Natalie Coulter (York); Brian Jacobson (UofT); Carolyn Kane
(Ryerson); Selmin Kara (OCAD); Mark Lipton (Guelph); Susan Lord (Queen’s); Katherine Spring
(WLU); Janine Marchessault (York) • Grad student members: Lani Akande (York); Anjo-marí
Guows (UofT); Tricia Herman (OCAD); Heather Lambert (WLU); Katie Russell (UofT); Cyrus
Sundar Singh (Ryerson); Émilie von Garan (UofT) • Member at Large: Jesse Cumming
(Independent Scholar/Curator); TIFF: Theresa Scandiffio, Jessica Lam, Keith Bennie.

The goals of the Toronto Film & Media Seminar are:
• Encouraging intellectual and collegial discussion among the Cinema and Media Studies
scholars in the region.
• Encouraging in-depth scholarly discussion and critical debate.
• Showcasing diverse research methodologies and research fields that address a wide range of
cinematic technologies (film, television, video, new media, and other forms of moving image
and sound screens).
• Aiming to model collegial and professional academic discourse for graduate students entering
the field.

Contact Information

Prof. Brian Jacobson


15 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7