Ian Baucom at Tulane on March 16


Okay, who wants to guess who the smartest person in the room is? That’s right, motherfuckers: Me.

The combination of Ian Baucom’s droll British delivery and the fact that the ideas he communicates rigorously exercise even the most astute minds gives one the impression that the next reading hosted by the Tulane English Department is probably going to be a bit of a snooze.  However, if you find yourself jacked on coffee this coming Wednesday evening and hankering to learn about Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, Never Let Me Go, and the challenges it poses to the humanities (and literary study more specifically) in an age in which our conceptions of what it means to be human are being significantly transformed by developments in the natural sciences (particularly genomics and neuroscience but also environmental science), then head on over to Tulane and have yourself a ball. More details here.