Lecture to explore portrayal of Roman Women in Silent Cinema

Posted by er134 at Oct 25, 2013 11:55 AM |
‘Globally-recognised’ scholar to speak at Thirteenth Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture on Tuesday 29 October
Lecture to explore portrayal of Roman Women in Silent Cinema

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The thirteenth annual Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture will be delivered by world-renowned Professor Maria Wyke (pictured) of University College London on Tuesday 29 October.

The lecture, ‘Virtue and vice, entertainment and uplift: Roman Women in Silent Cinema’, will explore how Roman women were portrayed in early films, dating from before ‘talkies’ – films incorporating spoken dialogue - emerged in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

A globally-recognised scholar of ancient gender and its representation in a range of media, Professor Maria Wyke is actively engaged in studying the way cultures, and our perceptions of them, move, shift, and interact over time.

The free public lecture will take place on Tuesday 29 October at 5.30 pm in the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3, followed by a reception with Professor Wyke in the foyer of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at 6.30pm

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