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Contact: Christine Payton March 5, 2007
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
Dr. Caleb Smith, assistant professor of English at Yale University, will be the distinguished guest speaker at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Communication Theory Discussion, on March 15 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum.

Smith, who has published and presented more than 20 papers featured in American Literature, Postmodern Culture and Explicator, will be discussing his paper “New Egos: Modernism and the Media.” According to Smith, the paper “connects literary studies and media studies by analyzing Vorticists' efforts to develop a conceptual vocabulary for modern technologies.”

“ I will show that the [Vorticism] movement established subjective isolation versus intersubjective contact as the central problematic according to which the media should be understood,” he said.

Smith earned his B.A. in English from the University of California -Berkeley and went on to earn both this M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Duke University. In addition, he graduated with high honors from Universitá per Stranieri for advanced knowledge of Italian.

The Communication Theory Discussion is free and open to the public, and includes a one-hour speech and a one-hour question and answer session with Smith. The event is being sponsored by the Student Government Association Lyceum Committee, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Communication.

For more information please contact Michael J. Aguirre, assistant to the communication graduate coordinator, at michaeljaguirre@gmail.com or (337) 482-5242.

Document last revised Monday, March 5, 2007 7:59 AM

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