a Symposium on Things
A two-day exploration & celebration
of everyday things & their histories.
October 12th and 13th, 2017
Brought to you by the English Department’s Research Cluster on Objects, the MFA Program in Creative Writing, and English and
Applied Linguistics, this symposium will feature scholar and editor Christopher Schaberg.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 12-1PM ML 453
Airports, Airportness, Objects, and Writing for Public Audiences:
A talk by Christopher Schaberg
Christopher Schaberg is the series co-editor (with Ian Bogost) of Object Lessons, an essay and book series published by The Atlantic and Bloomsbury Academic about the hidden lives of ordinary things, from sardines to silence, juniper berries to jumper cables, eggs to hoods, bread to trees to dust: <http://objectsobjectsobjects.com/>.
Schaberg received his PhD from UC-Davis, where he specialized in in 20th-Century Lit and Critical Theory. His research interests include mobility studies (especially airports), ecology and environment, and concepts of place and space. He teaches contemporary literature and nonfiction, cultural studies, and environmental theory at Loyola University New Orleans. He is the author of The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (Bloomsbury, 2012), The End of Airports (Bloomsbury, 2015), and co-editor of Deconstructing Brad Pitt (Bloomsbury, 2014). His newest book, Airportness: the Nature of Flight, comes out in September.
Brought to you by the Objects Research Cluster.