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Visual Culture & Gay Identities in the 20th and 21st Centuries

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with Paul Deslandes, Associate Professor and Chair, UVM Department of History.

Focusing on Great Britain and the United States, this illustrated talk focuses on the relationship between gay male identities and visual culture in the 20th and 21st centuries. The talk shows how an appreciation of the male body and male form acquired political significance as men on both sides of the Atlantic used their ability to produce, view, and consume images of men in physique photography, advertising, and pornography to forge modern sexual identities in the years between 1890 and 2015.

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