|Best-selling author Chuck Klosterman, widely regarded as the nation’s premier pop-culture journalist, is returning to MTSU March 15-18 for a series of events sponsored by the John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies and MTSU’s College of Mass Communication.
His free public lecture is scheduled for Thursday, March 18, at 1 p.m. in Room 221 of the McWherter Learning Resources Center on campus. The rest of his four-day stint at MTSU will be spent meeting with students and speaking to numerous classes, said Beverly Keel, director of the Seigenthaler Chair.
“Chuck is coming back to MTSU by popular demand,” Keel said of the author. “His 2009 lecture at MTSU was one of the most well-attended events in recent Seigenthaler Chair history. I wanted to bring him back again, and for a longer period of time, so that students could better benefit from his time on campus, especially in smaller groups. In addition to his free public lecture, he will be speaking to students in courses focusing on TV and American culture, the history of punk rock, music publicity and marketing of recordings.
"He is one of the most inspirational and informative speakers that I have seen, and I am thrilled that he is eager to devote so much of his in-demand time to help our students."
Entertainment Weekly has called Klosterman, author of five nonfiction best-sellers (including the 2009 essay collection “Eating the Dinosaur”) and a novel, "one of America's top cultural critics." The former SPIN senior writer is responsible for a monthly column, “Chuck Klosterman’s America,” in Esquire, for which he wrote the much-discussed Britney Spears cover story for the magazine’s 70th anniversary
issue. He has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and GQ.
For more information, call 615-898-5150.