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Brave New World: TLPC Starts 5/17 at Pitt Osher LLI

If you signed up for  Brave New World: Technology in Literature & Popular Culture a  dedicated web site and blog are in progress complete. I will add added a link to the course site here on or before May 10th under Events. I am teaching this class May 17th — June 14th  through Osher Lifelong Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. Registration is still open. Please see the following summary.

Time: Five successive Fridays from 1:00 — 2:50 May 17th through June 14th.
Location: Cathedral of Learning, Oakland Campus, Room 332
Instructor:  Chuck Lanigan


  • Readings (online and printed)
  • Discussion
  • Class Contributions
  • Assignments & Readings

We will cover technology through each era’s unique :

  • Events
  • People
  • Literature
  • Popular Culture (Film, Periodicals. Letters, Etc.)

The introductory text is Neil Postman’s Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century: How the Past Can Improve the Future. (Please click to view an online video  of  Postman being interviewed about the book). I will also share printed excerpts (handouts) and links to online sources to be listed on the site, along with examples from film & television.

In the meantime, please feel free to submit comments or questions related to the course. Stay tuned. — CDL

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