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MIT Professor to Speak Sept. 28

PLATTSBURGH, NY__ Dr. David Thorburn, professor of literature at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak on "Webs of Paradox: Democracy and New Media" at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Hyman and Frances Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall.

Author of Conrad's Romanticism (Yale University Press, 1974), Thorburn has written many essays and reviews on literary, cultural and media topics. He is also the director of the MIT Communications Forum and editor-in-chief of the new MIT press series, "Media in Transition."

His course on American television was one of the first in the country to examine the medium in a humanistic context. In 2002, Thorburn was named a Mac Vicar Faculty Fellow in recognition of his contributions to undergraduate education.

Thorburn's lecture, which is sponsored by The American Democracy Project at SUNY Plattsburgh, is free and open to the public.

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