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Ephemeral Matter

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Peter Stallybrass gives the public keynote lecture on Ephemeral Matter at the conference Ephemerality and Durability in Early-Modern Visual and Material Culture (24-25 May 2013). The lecture is free and open to all, but please register online if you would like to attend the whole conference.

About Peter Stallybrass

Peter Stallybrass is Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English and of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory. For the last fourteen years, he has directed the seminar on the History of Material Texts, and he co-edits the Material Texts series for the University of Pennsylvania Press. While training as a mortician, he became obsessed with Dostoevsky’s novels and, under the mistaken impression that he would have more time to read at university, applied to Sussex University in England. Peter was an undergraduate, a graduate, and a professor at Sussex, where he directed the graduate program in Renaissance Studies and the faculty/graduate seminar in Critical Theory. In 1984, he co-founded the Popular Literature Group at the Centre for Social History in Oxford, organizing conferences on Romance and Detective Fiction.

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