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13:15 - 13:55 23 June 2011
Lunch Hour Lectures on tour at the British Museum: Desirability and domination: Greek sculpture and the modern male body
British Museum (Stevenson Lecture Theatre) - During June 2011 UCL’s Lunch Hour Lectures will be going on tour to the British Museum |
Great Russell Street | WC1B 3DG |
Admission: Free (booking advised). Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Professor Maria Wyke, UCL Greek and Latin
This lecture will discuss Greek sculptures and some of the ways in which their ideal representations of the male body have shaped the twentieth century strong man and the bodybuilder, particularly in terms of their display of power and sexuality. The talk will include the culture of the circus strongman, bodybuilding shows, physique magazines and the post-war craze for Italian sword-and-sandal films starring bodybuilders as ancient heroes.
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