FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 21, 2010
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081
POPULAR TELEVISION SERIES SUBJECT OF MTSU PROFESSOR’S TALK
Dr. David Lavery, Expert on ‘Buffy’ and ‘The Sopranos,’ Rediscovers ‘Lost’
(MURFREESBORO) – Dr. David Lavery, professor of English at MTSU, will discuss “What was ‘Lost?’ Where Television’s Most Extraordinary Series Came From and Where it Took Us” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the State Farm Lecture Hall of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building.
Lavery is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of more than 20 books about television, two of which are about “Lost.” A 2006 winner of MTSU’s Distinguished Research Award, he has lectured on television in Australia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal and Germany.
“Lost,” a prime-time, hour-long drama which aired on ABC from 2004-2010, depicts the lives of the survivors of a plane crash as they struggle to sustain themselves on an island somewhere in the South Pacific.
Lavery has organized conferences on “The Sopranos” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and is a founding co-editor of the journals Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies and Critical Studies in Television.
This event is presented by the James E. Walker Library and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kristen Keene at 615-898-5376 or email@example.com.
Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution located in Murfreesboro and is the state’s largest public undergraduate institution. MTSU now boasts one of the nation’s first master’s degree programs in horse science, and the Council of Graduate Schools in Washington, D.C., acclaims MTSU’s Master of Science in Professional Science degree—the only one in Tennessee—as a model program. This fall, MTSU unveiled three new doctoral degrees in the sciences.