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Lecture: “The Block” as Cultural Icon: Baltimore Filmmakers, Commercialized Vice, and the Making of an Urban Identity
Sabbatical Research Presentation:
“The Block” as Cultural Icon: Baltimore Filmmakers, Commercialized Vice, and the Making of an Urban Identity by Cindy Gissendanner, Ph.D.
May 08, 2012, 11 a.m.
7400 York Road
Dr. Cindy Gissendanner, Professor of History, will present her sabbatical research presentation on “The Block” as a cultural icon. "The Block," Baltimore's famed vice district, has figured prominently in literary, artistic and cinematic depictions of Charm City. This presentation uses portrayals of "The Block" in film to explore the interactions of local subcultures based on race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender and politics.
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