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Dr. Simon J. Bronner, Maxwell C. Weiner Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities, will present a lecture 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in St. Pat’s C of the Havener Center. His talk is titled “In Search of the Modern Hercules: The Material Culture of Strength.” A reception will follow the lecture.
Bronner will discuss the history of dramatic public contests and performances of physical strength from the 18th century to the present and interpret the way they affected ideas of the body, masculinity and mechanization.