Professor Elaine Treharne of the Florida State University Department of English will be the featured speaker on Feb. 8 at the second of four events comprising the Spring 2011 Faculty Luncheon Series. Treharne will address the topic of “’See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me’: Who Says Digital Technology is a Good Thing?” at the luncheon.
Treharne is a participant in FSU’s new, interdisciplinary “History of Text Technologies” academic cluster, formed through the university’s innovative interdisciplinary faculty hiring initiative.
The luncheon, which is open to the public, will take place:
TUESDAY, FEB. 8
PRESBYTERIAN UNIVERSITY CENTER/WESTMINSTER HOUSE
548 W. PARK AVE.
“This presentation will discuss the sensuality of the book in the light of our increasing dependence on, and obsession with, digital images and electronic communications,” Treharne said. “Drawing directly from my research projects, ‘The Sensual Book’ and ‘Arts and Crafts to Modernism: Beauty and the Book,’ this talk will focus on the multi-sensory nature of our engagement with texts and their materialization, insisting on the recognition that touch, movement, hearing, smell, taste, balance and ‘voluminousness’ are as fundamental as sight in interpreting words, images and the physical contexts in which they are found.”
Reservations are required for the luncheon; a catered hot lunch will be provided at a cost of $9 per person. Reservation requests may be mailed to the Presbyterian University Center, 548 W. Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301, with a check made out to the Presbyterian University Center and clearly marked “Faculty Luncheon Series.”
Alternatively, reservations may be made by calling the center at (850) 222-6320 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment may then be made at the door. All reservations must be made by noon on Thursday, Feb. 3.
Parking adjacent to the building will be available, courtesy of the Presbyterian University Center.
During the Spring 2011 Faculty Luncheon Series, prominent Florida State University researchers are discussing some of the ways in which FSU is moving forward in critical areas of knowledge through interdisciplinary collaboration and advanced research. The series is sponsored by the Presbyterian University Center, the FSU Faculty and Friends Club, and the FSU Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.