Richard Lanham, professor emeritus of English at UCLA and president of Rhetorica, Inc., will present the annual Fales Lecture in English and American Literature at New York University’s Fales Library, 3rd floor of the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, on Wednesday, April 5, 6 p.m. Lanham will discuss “Tropes, Schemes and Digital Design.” The lecture, which is co-sponsored by the NYU Department of English, is free and open to the public; for further information call (212) 998-2596.
Lanham is the author of numerous books including The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology and the Arts, Literacy and the Survival of Humanism, and The Motives of Eloquence: Literary Rhetoric in the Renaissance. He is an expert in literary analysis and has provided expert testimony in many copyright disputes.
The NYU Fales Library, comprising nearly 200,000 volumes, houses both the Fales Collection of rare books and manuscripts in English and American literature and the general special collections from the NYU Libraries. The Fales Collection was given to NYU in 1957 by DeCoursey Fales in memory of his father, Haliburton Fales.