University of Toronto Professor Linda Hutcheon, a world-renowned specialist in postmodernist culture and critical theory, will lecture at Bryn Mawr on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Carpenter B21. Her talk, titled Theory/Theories–In Many Tongues,” is sponsored by the Class of 1902 Lecture Fund as well as the Departments of Classics, East Asian Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.
A University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, Hutcheon was elected to serve as the 112th President of the Modern Language Association in 2000. Hutcheon came of scholarly age in the generation that saw the rise of theory as an independent area of literary study and has pursued the complex interrelation of theory and artistic practice in a variety of disciplines throughout her career. Among the many books and articles that attest to her literary and critical versatility are A Theory of Parody (1985), The Politics of Postmodernism (1989) and Irony’s Edge (1996).