Alan Marcus – “Bodies on Display: Gender Ambiguities and Riefenstahl’s Olympia”

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Dr. Alan Marcus is Head of the Film and Visual Culture Department at King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He interviewed the film director Leni Riefenstahl shortly before she died, and has written on representations of the body in journals such as Visual Anthropology. He has published on themes associated with filmic representations of the urban environment, co-editing the book, Visualizing the City(Routledge, 2007), and serving as guest editor on themed issues of The Journal of Architecture (2006),The History of Photography (2006) and Film Studies(2007). His films include In Place of Death (2008), which is one of a quartet of observational films he has made as part of the research project In Time of Place. His writings on the Canadian north and cross cultural perceptions of homeland include, Out in the Cold(1992) and Relocating Eden (1995).

The JCI Lecture Series is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, The Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing, and the Department of Anthropology