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Support for an English-language Erotic Comics Archive

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This petition argues that erotic comics are an important cultural record of the way in which diverse sexualities are understood and portrayed, and sexual fantasies explored. An Erotic Comics Anglophone Archive (ErotiCAA) will preserve these works for research by scholars in many different disciplines.

One of the biggest problems facing anyone researching pornography/erotica or comics, and therefore doubly so for anyone researching erotic/pornographic comics, is finding and gaining access to primary materials. So we have decided to have a go at establishing an archive in the UK to collect and catalogue English-language porn and erotic comics.

We intend to approach a number of libraries and research institutions to host and/or fund the archive. Persuading them to support us will be a lot easier if we an show that there is a need for this archive, so to help with that we’ve started this petition.

We’ve already got this kick-ass logo designed for us by Alison Lucy Stone and meetings set up with a couple of big libraries. Help us out by signing the petition? And if you’d like to be more involved, please tweet Dr Anna Madill @UKFujoshi or Dr Jude Roberts @tangendentalism - we’d love to hear from you!

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  • Kelly Campbell
    Kelly Campbell United States, Honolulu
    Feb 19, 2015
    Feb 19, 2015
    This would be very useful to scholars from around the world. Erotica plays an important part of history, literature, and the comics medium. Good luck and Mahalo.
  • Melissa Francis
    Melissa Francis United Kingdom, Colchester
    Oct 17, 2014
    Oct 17, 2014
    A great idea for scholars researching in this area.
  • Laura Pearce
    Laura Pearce United Kingdom
    Oct 08, 2014
    Oct 08, 2014
    University of Sussex PhD researcher
  • Tim Pilcher
    Tim Pilcher United Kingdom, Brighton
    Aug 07, 2014
    Aug 07, 2014
    This is an important area of study that has seriously been undervalued over the past 50 years. As the author of two books on the subject I know that there is a vast wealth of crucial material that needs curating and I support this archive completely.
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