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Lawrence Grossberg: “I’ve seen the future, baby/it is murder” • Intellectuals and the “American” Nightmare
November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Innis College, the Writing & Rhetoric Program, the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, and OISE invite you to a public talk and reception at Innis Town Hall.
Tuesday, November 27
7 – 9 pm (doors at 6:30)
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue.
Lawrence Grossberg is the author of ten books, including Under the Cover of Chaos: Trump and the Battle for the “American” Right (Pluto Press, 2018), and the Morris Davis Distinguished Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
“These are hard times for many people in many places and positions—politically, intellectually, and emotionally. The contemporary context of the USA poses real challenges to intellectuals. As I write this, large parts of the nation are working towards—and holding their breaths until—the midterm elections in November. At best, this will provide a temporary roadblock. Effective social and political change requires the best possible analyses of what’s going on—not only of the popular successes of the reactionary rights, but also of the limits of progressive oppositional forces. This paper contributes to an imagined conversation of intellectuals and activists, to consider what it would mean to tell better stories and enable more effective transformational politics.”