For what it is worth I am putting in a link to the latest seminar presentation here at the research institute in Helsinki, on “Disturbing, fleshy images: close reading and close looking at pornography”. It is not enormously philosophical, at least in an anal-phil way, but I have linked it in case anyone may find it of interest. The author, Susanna Paasonen, another visiting fellow here, focuses in some detail on one image. This depicts a man engaging in carnal relations with a leather trainer (Nike). For obvious reasons, this is a child’s-size shoe. I don’t know whether it is left- or right-footed. The paper was circulated in advance of the presentation tomorrow (Tue 4 Nov) when we are promised a showing of the image in question, which may clarify this.