Top academic to speak on US national identity
29 September 2011
The popular National Identity lecture series returns on Wednesday 5 October 2011 at 68 Hope Street.
The speakers last year included Don Boyd on British films, Rashmi Varma on India, LJMU Honorary Fellow Dame Janet Suzman on South Africa and a brilliant lecture by Professor Tariq Ramadan on Europe and Islam which packed 68 Hope Steeet to standing room.
The subject of this lecture is the USA delivered by high profile speaker, the American literature academic and broadcaster Professor Sarah Churchwell, University of East Anglia, star of BBC2's 'Newsnight Review' and the author of the critically acclaimed 'The Many Faces of Marilyn Monroe'. Sarah is currently writing a book on F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel 'The Great Gatsby'.
The title of Professor Churchwell’s lecture is 'F.Scott Fitzgerald's uncanny intuition and the dying of the American Dream in the 21st century'. The lecture will be introduced by LJMU's Dr. Jo Price who is another expert on American literature.
The lecture will take place at 68 Hope Street (G.07, the main lecture theatre) at 5.30pm and you may meet the speaker beforehand at 5.00pm in the Student Zone.
Further infomation about the Lecture Series is available here