Lecture: Solar Onus: Notes Towards a Theory of Sports Talk
Posted: 20 February 2017 02:34 PM
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Film and Literary studies is inviting you to their weekly lectures on Media, Art and Politics.

First lecture starting Wednesday February 22nd:

Herschel Farbman (French & Comparative Literature, UC Irvine),
“Solar Onus: Notes Towards a Theory of Sports Talk.”

In his talk Herschel Farbman focuses on the phenomenon of ‘Sports Talk,’ the so-called ‘expert’ opinions & analyses of professional sport games, which are disseminated by old, new and social media and which are quoted and discussed in numerous informal everyday situations (in bars, offices, homes, etc). Farbman focuses on a small number of recurring tropes and topoi in the discourse of sports talk, in order to tease out its links to the underlying ideology of late capitalism.

Herschel Farbman holds a Ph. D. From Yale University. He is currently Associate Professor in Comp. Lit. and French at Irvine University. He wrote about sleep, dreams and restlessness in literature and psychoanalysis (The Other NIght: Fordham University Press), 2007) and essays on Woolf, Baudelaire and Blanchot.

When: Wednesday, February 22nd;
What Time: 17:00
Where: Lipsius building, room 1.48.

Letcures are free and open to the public.