PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. David Hobbs

Join English professor Dr. David Hobbs when he presents

What Do We Do

Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 7-9 p.m. (MST)

Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge
320 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta
Free. Everyone welcome. Space is limited.
Limited light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Livestream: This talk will also be live streamed on YouTube. While we'd love to see you in person, we understand that some may not be able to attend. Please join us on YouTube and use the chat function to have your questions answered. Please note that you will gain access to the YouTube live feed once the speaker takes the stage (between 7-7:15 p.m.).

In this talk, Dr. Hobbs will discuss the goals of literary study, how they have changed over the past century and how they will continue to change in the coming years. Emphasizing the (often surprising) relationship between aesthetic appreciation and ethical imperatives, this talk will argue for the importance of our own, individual sense of "taste" and for the value of continuing to develop that sense throughout our lives. BE WARNED: this talk will include poetry.  

David B. Hobbs is an assistant professor of English at the University of Lethbridge (Canada). He has articles in Modernism/modernity, the Journal of Modern Literature, English Studies and elsewhere, and he writes frequently for The Nation and the Times Literary Supplement.  He is the editor of 21 Poems by George Oppen (New Directions 2017) and — with Richard Sieburth — Tempus Tacendi: The Venice Notebooks of Ezra Pound & Olga Rudge (New Directions, forthcoming), and he is currently completing his first book, What Can You Do Alone? Lyric Sociality and the Global Depression.

The U of L lifted its general mask mandate on May 6, 2022. Masks continue to be available, and the community is encouraged to make use of them to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in our indoor environments. The University is a mask friendly environment, and individual decisions to wear a mask or not should be respected. We will have masks and hand sanitizer available at each event. If you feel under the weather, please watch the live broadcast from the comfort of your home.

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