Shaw to Present Friday's Faculty Lecture Series

November 16, 2011

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Marc E. Shaw will present this month's Faculty Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Friday, November 18, in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall.

In "Obama/Jeter/Chaz Bono/Seinfeld/GEICO Cavemen: Are You Man Enough for the 21st Century?," Shaw will explore ideas from his recently co-edited collection of essays, Performing American Masculinities: The 21st Century Man in Popular Culture, mining American popular culture — theatre, film, advertising, Internet content, television, and current events — to pose questions about the process of gender creation and the contestation of masculinities as constantly changing political forms. He asks the question: What does it mean to be a man in the new millennium?

Shaw's lecture is the third of eight discussions during the 2010-11 academic year. Faculty members will discuss recent research in their fields, focusing on philosophy, popular culture, history, English, current events, and music. This year's upcoming presenters (subject to change) include Visiting Assistant Professor of English Brent Delanoy, Associate Professor of History Cherilyn Lacy, Professor of History Edythe Quinn, Professor of Anthropology Michael Woost, and Assistant Professor of Music Jason Curley.

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