Login in with Facebook         Create Account

    LECTURES

    Lecture: Mixed Media

    Presented by at Boston Athenaeum

    April 29-March 29, 2009

    Event Rating (0 votes)



    Bookmark


    Lecture: Mixed Media

    The media these days speak in so many forked and foreign tongues " film, book, video game, broadcast, blog " that without a dictionary or a concordance it's hard to know who is saying what to whom. Over the last fifty years it has come to pass that on an examination paper at the end of a year's course in the history of western civilization a sophomore at a high-end New England university can give as his answer: "The Greeks...

    The media these days speak in so many forked and foreign tongues " film, book, video game, broadcast, blog " that without a dictionary or a concordance it's hard to know who is saying what to whom. Over the last fifty years it has come to pass that on an examination paper at the end of a year's course in the history of western civilization a sophomore at a high-end New England university can give as his answer: "The Greeks invented three kinds of columns - Corinthian, Doric, and Ironic. They also had myths. A myth is a female moth." How does a writer tell a straight story to readers who think in circles? Maybe by sending smoke signals. LEWIS LAPHAM is the editor of Lapham's Quarterly, the national correspondent for Harper's Magazine, and the author of thirteen books, among them Money and Class in America, The Wish for Kings, Theater of War and, most recently, Pretensions to Empire. For Bloomberg Radio he hosts a weekly program, "The World in Time." A reception will follow this lecture.

    Reservations will be accepted starting April 16 at 617-720-7600.


    Boston Athenaeum

    10 1/2 Beacon St.
    Boston, MA 02108

    Full map and directions


    General Day and Time Info:
    6:00 PM


    Accessibility Info: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

    Official Website

    Facebook Comments

    Member Reviews

    There are currently no reviews/comments for this event. Be the first to add a review/comment , and let folks know what you think!

      • State & Local Resources

        Massachusetts Vacation


         

      © 2013 - ArtsBoston - All Rights Reserved.

      Contact Us | Privacy Policy/Terms of Service | Site Feedback