Monday, April 7, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Pembroke Hall 305
Professor of English, Brown University
Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s oeuvre amounts to a sustained meditation on men and the male condition, not only in the present, but also in history and in the future. The through-line for Kubrick’s body of work is not simply violence and sex, but a pressurized exertion of masculinity in unusual, often extreme circumstances, where it may be mightily taxed or exaggerated to various effects, tragic or comic—or distorted, undone, mechanically reconfigured, metamorphosed. This lecture focuses on the early Kubrick, including his work as a cub photographer for Look magazine from 1945 -1950, his short-form documentaries, and his early noir boxing feature film Killer’s Kiss. Download the poster for this lecture.
The Annual Elizabeth Munves Sherman’77, P’06, P’09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies
(Distributed March 9, 2014)