Edited By Elizabeth J. Meyer and Dennis Carlson
12. Spicing Up the Curriculum: The Uses and Pleasures of Erotica Noir in the Urban Classroom
Of Panties and Pedagogy
Spicing Up the Curriculum
The Uses and Pleasures of Erotica Noir in the Urban Classroom
Alyssa D. Niccolini
Purple Panties is sitting on the desk. It sits brazenly, mockingly, provokingly in my classroom. Its cover displays an entanglement of voluptuous brown thighs. Above the ‘P’ in Purple, a hand cups a breast and a head tilts back in pleasure. Hips arch below the title, their curves echoing the elaborate sweeps of the font. Body & text. The hips are enwrapped in the scantiest of lavender satin.