Lifted from the comments, another visit to academia’s Clown Quarter, where issues of deep and pressing import are probed good and hard:
In turning attention to this understudied and overdetermining space — the black anus — “Black Anality” considers the racial meanings produced in pornographic texts that insistently return to the black female anus as a critical site of pleasure, peril, and curiosity.
And in other, entirely unrelated news:
82 percent of articles published in the humanities are not even cited once. Of those articles that are cited, only 20 percent have actually been read. Half of academic papers are never read by anyone other than their authors, peer reviewers, and journal editors.
A mystery, it really is.