Big Men in Slow Motion: The Autumnal Turn in Contact Sports
Tim Spears, professor of American studies, will give a talk focusing on the lives and representations of athletes who once competed in violent contact sports, such as boxing and football, and explore the meanings that Americans attach to the aging or diminished male body. This lecture is in conjunction with Mixed Signals.
Image credit: Brian Jungen, Blanket no. 3, 2008.Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York.