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February 16, 2006

UCLA professor to deliver Phi Beta Kappa Lecture at Birmingham-Southern

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. N. Katherine Hayles, professor of English at UCLA and author of “How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics,” will lecture at Birmingham-Southern College Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Norton Campus Center Theatre at 11 a.m.

Hayles will speak on "The Changing Form of the Print Novel,” as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Fellows Lecture program. She will discuss topics such as the future of literature and theorizing code as a language system.

Founded in 1942, the lectureship provides speakers for special occasions sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa groups. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society. Birmingham-Southern's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Beta of Alabama, has been in place at the college since 1937.

The lecture, a part of the college's year-long Sesquicentennial celebration, is open to the public. Admission is free. For more information, contact 205/226-4860.

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