Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar to Give Lecture

Posted on December 7th, 2004 by

Richard Leppert, Samuel Russell Distinguished Chair in the Humanities at the University of Minnesota, will give a lecture, titled “Food for Thought: Representation, Eating, and the Imaginary Self,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at Gustavus Adolphus College. The lecture, part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program, will be free and open to the public.

“Our visiting scholar this year, Richard Leppert, is a noted scholar of music and the visual arts,”says Professor Sujay Rao, history.

Leppert’s work focuses on the relations of music and imagery to social and cultural construction, principally revolving around issues of gender, class, and race. The author of seven books, his research addresses Western music and visual culture from early modernity to the present.

Leppert’s visit is part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program, a program that allows scholars to visit Phi Beta Kappa chapters at other colleges and universities around the country, to meet with students and faculty, visit classes, and give public lectures.


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