New Cultural Studies Speaker Series Launches October 5
Canada Research Chair Dr. Gary Genosko to Speak on Canadian Cultural Theory since the 1970s
Monday, October 2, 2006, Peterborough
The Cultural Studies Program at Trent University, in partnership with The Centre for Theory, Culture and Politics, is pleased to announce that a new speaker series examining Cultural Studies in Canada will be launched on Thursday, October 5 with an open to the public talk by Dr. Gary Genosko, Canada Research Chair in Technoculture Studies at Lakehead University. The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Traill College Lecture Hall at 300 London Street.
Dr. Genosko’s talk is entitled "Canadian Cultural Theory Since the 70s: Splinter Groups and Editorial Assemblages” and it will be the first lecture in the new series, which will aim to present the work of leading Canadian thinkers and scholars in the general area of cultural studies. The series, “Cultural Studies in Canada,” will be part of the Centre for Theory, Culture, and Politics’ ongoing visiting speakers’ series, “Re-presentations.”
Dr. Genosko is a critic, commentator, translator, editor, and theorist, with interests that span from cultural theory and intellectual history to mass media, surveillance, sport, food, and the culture of every day life. He is a leading force in Canadian cultural studies and a major international figure. He is the author of several books, including: Félix Guattari: An Aberrant Introduction (2002); McLuhan and Baudrillard: The Masters of Implosion (1999); Contest: Essays on Sports, Culture and Politics (1999); Undisciplined Theory (1998); and Baudrillard and Signs: Signification Ablaze (1994).
Other invited speakers for the new “Culture Studies in Canada” speaker series include: Imre Szeman, Wm McMaster Professor at McMaster University; Dana Hollander, Canada Research Chair in Judaic Studies at McMaster University; and Arthur and Marilouise Kroker. Mr. Kroker is the Canadian Research Chair in Culture and Technology Studies at University of Victoria in British Columbia.
For information on other dates in the series as well as other events organized by the Centre for Theory, Culture and Politics, please visit: http://www.trentu.ca/academic/methodologies/curevent.html
For more information, please contact:
Jeannine Crowe, Cultural Studies Program Academic Secretary, (705) 748.1011 x1771