The ROM presents the 4th annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture

There is a completely free lecture happening at the ROM tonight for all you pop culture junkies. See the descriptiom below.

The Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents the fourth annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. This year the ICC welcomes Lewis Lapham, editor of Lapham’s Quarterly, who will discuss celebrity in contemporary culture.The lecture begins at 7 pm in the ROM’s Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre, on Level B1.

Admission is free to the public but seating will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

In his lecture, Lewis Lapham will present his unique ideas about fame in modern society, making comparisons to ancient societies and referencing the prophetic writings of Marshall McLuhan, among many other far-reaching concepts. Drawing on his great erudition, his decades of thought about American society and a good deal of humour, Lapham will present a stimulating analysis of our culture’s ravenous need for celebrity and its implications.

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