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Leading social critic and noted author Michael Bérubé will speak at Transylvania Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

Michael BerubeLEXINGTON, Ky.—Michael Bérubé, named one of the 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America by conservative commentator David Horowitz, will speak at Transylvania Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the William T. Young Campus Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Bérubé, the Paterno Professor in English Literature and Science, Technology and Society at Penn State, is a leading social critic and one of a new generation of intellectuals who cross over between academe and popular culture.

A prolific writer, Bérubé’s essays have appeared in “Harper’s,” “The New Yorker,” “The New York Times Magazine,” “The Washington Post” and “The Nation,” as well as his blogs on issues from the culture wars to professional hockey. He is the author of six books, including “What’s Liberal About the Liberal Arts? Classroom Politics and ‘Bias’ in Higher Education.”  His book, “Life As We Know It: A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child,” was a “New York Times” Notable Book of the Year in 1996 and was chosen as one of the best books of the year by Maureen Corrigan of National Public Radio.

Bérubé’s newest book, “The Left at War: Cultural Studies and Democratic Internationalism After 9/11,” will be published by New York University Press in 2009.

The lecture, titled “The Humanities and the Boundaries of the Human,” is sponsored by Transylvania’s Center for Liberal Education and funded by the Bingham Program for Excellence in Teaching.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120 or political science professor Jeff Freyman at (859) 233-8273.

10/8/2008

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