Professor Eric Cazdyn of the Department of East Asian Studies and Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto will deliver a lecture on Friday, 8 March 2013, 7.00 PM on "The desire for images to save us and other mistakes of the present".

Professor Cazdyn has an MA in comparative literature and a PhD in literature, both from the University of California, San Diego. His areas of research are critical and cultural theory, aesthetics and politics, Japanese film and modern Japanese literature, globalisation, Marxism, psychoanalysis, and medical culture.

His most recent book is The Already Dead: The New Time of Politics, Culture and Illness (Duke 2011) in which he looks at contemporary medical practices and how they relate to contemporary cultural and political practices–from performance art and new media to new political collectives. He is currently working on a Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship on an interdisciplinary project called "The Worldly Clinic".

The lecture is presented by the Contemporary Studies Students’ Society and takes place in the KTS Lecture Hall, 2nd Floor, New Academic Building, University of King’s College. All are welcome to attend.