Next week, on November 1st, the UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature is excited to welcome Evan Frankel Professor of Literature and Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Mark Seltzer as part of the Critical Speaking Series, organized by UNC’s Peter G. Phialas Distinguished Professor Dr. David Baker.
Dr. Seltzer’s research and teaching focus on American literature, contemporary studies, systems theory, and media studies. He has worked on the problem of violence in modern society and modern art, and currently is writing on the practices and aesthetics of suspense today.
Dr. Seltzer will lead a seminar entitled “Systems as Usual: Art in the Epoch of Social Systems” on Thursday, November 1st at 10:30am in Greenlaw Hall’s Donovan Lounge and give a talk about “Exercise Machines” later in the day at 3:30pm in Dey Hall’s Toy Lounge.
Both events are free and open to the public.