Lawrence Grossberg is the Morris Davis Distinguished Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies, at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. His books include Caught in the Crossfire,Cultural Studies in the Future Tense and We All Want to Change the World, as well as such co-edited books as Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, Cultural Studies, Without Guarantees: Essays in Honor of Stuart Hall, and New Keywords. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages. He has edited the international journal Cultural Studies for over twenty-five years. He has written about cultural studies, continental philosophy and cultural theory, popular music and politics, the state of youth/youth culture, U.S. political culture (new conservatisms and capitalisms, and progressive opposition), value theory, and multiple modernities. He is currently completing a sympathetic critique of the speculative/ontological turn, and an introduction to western-modern philosophy for theorists.
Larry Grossberg: A Celebration
Chair: John Erni
Discussants: Meaghan Morris and Tony Bennett
Larry Grossberg has exercised a defining influence on the trajectories of cultural studies in his many and varied roles: as a leading intellectual and theorist; as the long-term editor of Cultural Studies; as a teacher, supervisor and mentor for many key figures in the field; and in institutional leadership, including as co-convener (and co-editor) of “Cultural Studies Now and In the Future”, the major conference which gave cultural studies international visibility, and as one of the founders of the Cultural Studies Association. On the occasion of his stepping down from the editorship of Cultural Studies, John Erni, Meaghan Morris and Tony Bennett will engage Larry in a conversation on the defining features of his contributions to cultural studies.