Lecture By Visiting Scholar of Comparative Literature Oct. 5

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Dr. Ross Kristen’s 2016 book Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune, on the thought and culture of the Communard uprising of 1871, resonates with the motivations and actions of contemporary protest, which has found its most powerful expression in the reclamation of public space.

Dr. Ross is a professor of comparative literature at New York University and author of including Fast Cars, Clean BodiesMay ’68 and its AfterlivesThe Emergence of Social Space, and Communal Luxury. 

Dr. Erin Shevaugn Schlumpf, visiting assistant professor of film studies, has invited Ross to speak as part of the co-taught graduate seminar in Interdisciplinary Art, “Art and Revolution.”

 Ross will present her lecture from 2–5 p.m., with a break at the midpoint, followed by a discussion. Free and open to the public.