The Celebrity Lecture Series was established at Michigan State University by the College of Arts and Letters under the leadership of Dean John W. Eadie and the Dean’s Community Council in 1988. At its tenth anniversary in 1998 and in honor of his stewardship of the arts and humanities, the series was renamed in honor of Dean Eadie. The popularity of this series attracted students, faculty, and members of the community, and featured some of the most illustrious scholars, critics, novelists, poets, and creative artists of our time.

In this commemorative online archive, spanning a ten year period, we offer you the voices of our distinguished visitors and the photographs of Douglas Elbinger, who has captured some candid moments. We invite you to relive through this online exhibit… (read more)

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Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller (1923-1999) was a surreal novelist whose 1961 classic Catch-22 (1961) remains a seminal, antiwar novel. The term “catch-22,” coined in this novel, has become a part of the American vernacular, now used to refer to any illogical or pa...

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