Date Friday, November 17, 2017
Time 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location King Building, Room 343

10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Benjamin Reiss '86, professor of English at Emory University, will give a talk about the cultural history of sleep, based on his recent best-selling book Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World

"What makes Wild Nights so liberating is that it is descriptive, not prescriptive. It does not hector... It aims, rather, to describe the social history and evolving culture of sleep--through literature, through ethnographies, through old diaries and memoirs and medical texts... [Wild Nights] pops with insight." —Jennifer Senior, New York Times

"Sleep is a culturally fluid phenomenon, reveals Benjamin Reiss in this marvelous scientific and literary study."―Nature

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Event Contact

David Walker
(440) 775-8584

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