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William E & Mariam S Blake Speaker Series: Before there was Facebook: The Long History of Distraction and Absorption
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Date and TimeThursday, November 1, 2012
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
LocationUniversity Student Commons - Richmond Salon III-V,   Monroe Park Campus
Sponsor(s)Humanities & Sciences:History
SpeakerJohn Plotz, Ph.D. Brandeis University
Audience All
DescriptionJohn Plotz specializes in Victorian literature and the novel. His Guggenheim project, Semi-Detached: The Aesthetics of Partial Absorption, is about what it means to get partially drawn into a work of art. In it he asks: When youve half lost yourself in a book, what happens to the half left behind? He is the author of The Crowd: British Literature and Public Politics (California, 2000) and Portable Property: Victorian Culture on the Move (Princeton, 2008; named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title).
McDaniel, Shirley R.

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