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“The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be: How the Arts Have Changed Since 9/11,” a Spotlight on Faculty Lecture Oct. 17

Date Released: 9/28/2007

"The Future Ain't What it Used to Be: How the Arts Have Changed Since 9/11" will be discussed at a Spotlight on Faculty Lecture sponsored by the Purchase College Affiliates on October 17 at 4:30 PM in Room 1001 of the Natural Sciences Building. Professor Lee Schlesinger will moderate the panel discussion that includes Professors Charles Ponce de Leon and Michelle Stewart. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 914-251-6951.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

All three speakers are members of the School of Humanities faculty. Dr. Schlesinger, Associate Professor of Literature, is a published poet and novelist, who teaches creative writing and literature. Dr. Ponce de Leon is Associate Professor of History and the author of two books Fortunate Son: The Life of Elvis Presley (Hill and Wang, 2006), and Self-Exposure: Human-Interest Journalism and the Emergence of Celebrity in America, 1890-1940 (University of North Carolina Press, 2002). Dr. Stewart is Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies whose areas of expertise include transnational cinema; critical and cultural theory; critical media studies; politics and film; documentary film; and popular music, among others.