“From James Marsh to Computers in Backpacks: UVM and Romanticism in the 21st Century”

Professor Tom Streeter

Building on his recent book, The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet- a study of the role of culture in the social construction of internet technology-Tom Streeter looks at the persistence of romanticism in the twenty-first century. Communities as diverse as computer programmers, CEOs, and college students at times demonstrate a fondness for self expression, adventurous self-transformation, the impulsive overthrow of history and tradition, and other romantic gestures. These habits of thought have left their imprint on some very contemporary phenomena, such as internet regulation, trends in intellectual property law, and the self-concept of UVM undergraduates, with effects we cannot afford to ignore.

Slides and Lecture Notes (PDF)

The College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture Series was designed to recognize faculty newly promoted to full professor rank.

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