Online identities to be discussed in lecture at Penn State Behrend

Thanks to the Internet and social media, our identities have never had the potential to be more ambiguous. Now, with just the click of a mouse, we can say anything or be anyone.

On Wednesday, March 4, Aimée Morrison will discuss how we construct our online identities when she visits Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, for a special presentation.

Morrison’s talk, “Researching like a Fan: Doing Partial Scholarship Online,” takes place at 4:30 p.m. in the Metzgar Center lobby. It is free and open to the public.

Morrison is an associate professor of English and literature at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. She is currently studying the dynamics of media such as Facebook, blogs and email as part of a project titled “Deciphering Digital Life Writing.” Her goal is to create a literary studies for the 21st century.

Morrison’s presentation is part of the Reimagining the Humanities Lecture Series. For additional information, contact Janet Neigh at jmn29@psu.edu.

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Last Updated February 18, 2015