A Clockwork Orange Resucked: Kubrick and Burgess

Richard Rambuss, Professor of English, Brown University

Monday, October 31st, 4:30 PM, Wren Room, Sanborn House

This lecture, posed in a moment of fraught discussion of trigger warnings and safe spaces, reexamines sex, violence, and style in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 artport adaptation of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, one of the most controversial films of the past fifty years. The film's take on sex and violence was so controversial that the film was withdrawn from circulation in the UK by Kubrick himself. This discussion of the film and novel will be primed by an interest in their homosexual material.

Co-sponsored by School House and the Departments of English and Film and Media Studies.