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18:00 - 21:00 27 February 2014

Subtext or main text? Same sex relationships in Xena and Spartacus


G22 Lecture Theatre | Pearson Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

A screening of ‘Amphipolis Under Siege’ featuring Athena and her girlfriend Illainus from Season 5 of Xena: Warrior Princess and an episode from Spartacus: Vengeance that shows the relationship between Agron and ex-body slave Nasir. The TV episodes will be introduced with a consideration of issues such as the subtextual lesbian relationship between Xena and her ‘soul mate’ Gabrielle. A viewing survey will be carried out to explore how successful series producers are in portraying lesbian and gay relationships in the ancient world.

Meet on the Wilkins Portico for icy drinks at 18:00, then over to the G22 Lecture Theatre in the UCL Pearson Building for 18:30 start.

Part of UCL Diversity Month and LGBT History month.


Debbie Challis


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