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Eadington Fellow Colloquium: Menus, Theater, and The Marketplace: The History and Aesthetics of Food in Las Vegas In-Person

Join the University Libraries for our next William R. Eadington Fellow Colloquium, "Menus, Theater, and The Marketplace: The History and Aesthetics of Food in Las Vegas."

This lecture will explore the ways in which the city of Las Vegas has historically marketed and presented food, and will suggest that the “food economy” of 20th century Las Vegas presaged the speculative economy of 21st century America.

William R. Eadington Fellow: Gary Ettari, Associate Professor of English, University of North Carolina-Asheville

Trained as a Renaissance scholar, Ettari's more recent work focuses on the variety of ways in which the body is implicated and enmeshed in socio-economic, literary and theological matrices. His recent publications include an article on the commodification of the body in Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike and a book, Mormonism, Empathy, and Aesthetics, that examines the role that embodied empathy plays in Mormon doctrine and art.  

The William R. Eadington Fellowship program is sponsored by the UNLV Center for Gaming Research in the University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives. Eadington Fellows are selected as part of a competitive application process, and provide two- or four-week residencies in Las Vegas for academic researchers to explore the unique gaming collections in Special Collection & Archives. The fellowships were named after Eadington, a pioneer on the academic study of gambling and founding director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). 

The colloquium will also stream online.

Thursday, July 14, 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Lied Library - Goldfield Room - 3rd floor
UNLV Maryland (Main) Campus
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