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Linda Williams teaches courses on popular moving-image genres pornography, melodrama, and "body genres" of all sorts. She has also edited a collection of essays on pornography, Porn Studies, featuring work by many U. Berkeley graduate students Duke, In Williams published a study of pornographic film entitled Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible second edition
See details in Oxford Index. More Options. Although not often included in standard histories of cinema, moving-image pornography has existed for as long as cinema itself, and in the early 21st century it accounts for a considerable percentage of global film and media production and consumption for estimates, see Studies of the Industry. Around the same time film critics, such as Parker Tyler and Raymond Durgnat, took up the topic of sex in cinema, addressing pornography to some extent, though focusing mainly on sexual themes in Hollywood and in European and US art and avant-garde cinema.