My memoir, Big Sex Little Death, is now available in paperback, available for the Fall 2012 semester.
You may request exam or desk copies here, at PerseusAcademic.
Bright is a pioneering theorist and activist who co-founded On Our Backs magazine, launched an erotic literary fiction movement (Herotica, Best American Erotica)—and broke new ground in the 4th Estate and the University on the politics of erotic representation.
Now in her 50s, Bright’s memoir lays out how she came to be in the center of the most difficult and violent debates of the sex wars— and why she still finds herself on the cutting edge of sex, gender, and culture.
Her insights into lesbian history, the feminist sex wars, the politics of sexual outliers, the origins of "sex-positive feminism," crusades against pornography and sex work— all amount to a living history of sexual knowledge and politics.
The daughter of two of American’s first generation of modern linguists, Bright became a full-time activist in her teens— a FBI-targetted socialist, a labor organizer, and on the ground floor of women’s liberation of the early 70s.
In the wake of the New Left’s collapse, Bright joined the gay and lesbian forces who mobilized in California in 1978 and changed the course of gay politics....
During my (hardback) campus book tour last year, I discussed our mutual and evolving coursework in the history of sexuality Those conversations were all too short, and I would love to continue them, at your leisure!