David Blake, Colgate '85 "Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics"
David Blake graduated from Colgate University in 1985 with a double major in English and History. After teaching high school for three years, he earned his PhD at Washington University in St. Louis and is now professor of English at The College of New Jersey. He is the author of Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity (Yale) and Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics (Oxford), which won the 2017 PROSE Award for the year’s best book in Media and Cultural Studies. Blake’s essays have appeared in a wide range of publications including Virginia Quarterly Review, The Huffington Post, Time.com, and Humanities: The Magazine of the NEH.
Monday, November 13 at 4:30pm
Lawrence Hall, 105