Dirty Coursebooks
July 17, 2013 4:57 PM   Subscribe

The jokes titles are meh, but the "high concept" covers are pretty great.

Also, I clicked this totally hoping this was going to recommend me some fascinating books on pornographic culture, because that's a subject which is genuinely interesting. So I was a little let down by that.
posted by Rory Marinich at 5:03 PM on July 17, 2013 [9 favorites]

They missed the textbook - Asian Codes and Mores Around Ejaculation by Kum Sum Gai.

I mean the images are interesting - the puns are howl inducing.
posted by helmutdog at 5:03 PM on July 17, 2013

"Lela Star and Olivia Olovely
with a foreward by Emily Nussbaum"

posted by Rory Marinich at 5:05 PM on July 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm like 90% sure some of these where really written in real life by my friends currently in graduate school.
posted by The Whelk at 5:11 PM on July 17, 2013 [3 favorites]

Someone add these to Amazon so we can read lulzy reviews by jokers, bots and turkers:
"Not an handbook - way to theoretical!"
"Accidentally got this for the FIL - he loves IT (!!!)"
"Our family's new favorite bedtime stories"
posted by Foci for Analysis at 5:25 PM on July 17, 2013

Ivana Fukalot et al. got a smirk out of me, I admit.
posted by Artw at 5:48 PM on July 17, 2013

Google tells me there's actually someone doing porn using that name.
posted by mephron at 5:58 PM on July 17, 2013

Just to be clear...there isn't a class about girl on girl action, right?
posted by cjorgensen at 6:01 PM on July 17, 2013

Off the subject, but from the same site, I want this on a T-shirt.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:05 PM on July 17, 2013 [4 favorites]

"As the pornography course is about to be opened"? What are they even talking about? I'm with Rory--pornography as a subject of study may be inherently funny, but it isn't inherently ridiculous.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:18 PM on July 17, 2013

I can't know whether the creators are coming at this from a self-deprecatory or a dimissive place, but the concept behind the set strikes me as pretty tone-deaf, uncurious, and somewhat regressive. Like, haha, it's sooooo laughable to suggest that racialized things in porn could be somehow tied to colonialism. O u postmodernz!!
posted by threeants at 6:29 PM on July 17, 2013 [2 favorites]

@emilynussbaum is my current Twitter crush.
posted by hwestiii at 7:03 PM on July 17, 2013

NSFW -- may contain course language.
posted by anothermug at 7:42 PM on July 17, 2013 [4 favorites]

Massive Open Online Cocks, or MOOC's are the latest trend sweeping higher education.
posted by humanfont at 7:52 PM on July 17, 2013

R.D. Bang made me giggle but considering "Knots" it seems like a missed opportunity for a bondage referen, not to mention working in an actual quote from the same such as "What an interesting finger. Let me suck it."
posted by Lorin at 8:03 PM on July 17, 2013

I am disappointed. No articles, I mean.
posted by mule98J at 9:37 PM on July 17, 2013

I wonder if I can squeeze any of these into my Charter course syllabus next time I teach it.
posted by sfred at 9:46 PM on July 17, 2013

Ah yes, Porn Studies. Let me guess: available at the University of Webcambridge?
posted by MuffinMan at 1:58 AM on July 18, 2013

Finally an opportunity to sell my textbook to Universities the world over: Orson Swelles - The Definitive Adult Auteur.
posted by juiceCake at 7:18 AM on July 18, 2013

Are we allowed to comment on the eponystericality of "Pavel Fuksa"?
posted by McCoy Pauley at 7:20 AM on July 18, 2013

i read it for the peer-reviewed articles
posted by klangklangston at 1:40 PM on July 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

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