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Public indecency and the making of Mae West

Talking Humanities

Public indecency and the making of Mae West

Dr Will Visconti explores Mae West's fearless approach to topics considered taboo and how the Hollywood star used her most enduring 'character', as a mouthpiece to criticise hypocrisy .

Talking Humanities is the School of Advanced Study's flagship digital publication and covers groundbreaking humanities research throughout the UK.


Research Directory

Our Directory of Research and Expertise is the first stop for anyone seeking experts or further information about projects managed by the School of Advanced Study.


Telling stories about law and development

Videos and Podcasts

Telling stories about law and development

Professor Diamond Ashiagbor examines regions, market building and labour law in the European Union and the African Union, interrogating the role of labour law and labour market institutions as part of an array of adjustment mechanisms responding to the liberalisation of trade and the opening of national borders


Latest podcast: Addressing and Undressing the Female Body in the Magdalene Chapel at San Francesco, Assisi