The Department of English Language and Literature is delighted to
invite all Arts faculty, staff and students to hear Richard Grusin,
Professor of English and Director of the Center for 21st-century
Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Dr. Grusin’s talk is titled “mediashock”:
This talk attempts to set out the concept of “mediashock” as a way to
try to make sense of the mood or atmosphere of shock or crisis that US
media in the 21st century work simultaneously to create and to
contain. Building on my recent work on premediation, “mediashock”
participates in the critique of representationalism that has been
intensifying in cultural, political, and media theory over the past
couple of decades.
Friday, April 4, 3:00 pm, Hagey Hall 373.