A critic of 20 th century American literature will headline the 13 th annual West Virginia University Department of English Summer Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies June 3-6.

Joseph Tabbi, professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago, will give a public lecture onThe As Yet Unwritten Page: Approaching Literary Sites and Systemsat 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, in the Mountainlair Rhododendron Room. A reception will follow.

This years seminar,The Future of the Page,will bring scholars from universities and colleges across the country to the WVU campus. Participants will consider the relationship between learning and reading by looking at both print-based archival material and cutting-edge hypertext literature.

Tabbi is the author ofCognitive Fictions,which examines the effect of new technologies on American fiction, andThe Postmodern Sublime.He is the editor of the late author William Gaddisfinal works:Agape, AgapeandThe Rush to Second Place: Essays and Occasional Writings.Tabbi also co-edited with Michael WutzReading Matters: Narrative in the New Media Ecologyand is editor of The Electronic Book Review (http://www.electronicbookreview.com).

The seminar and public talk are sponsored by the WVU Department of English and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, call 304-293-3107 ext. 404.