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Author, artist and cultural critic Laura Kipnis to defend 'rampant, unfettered narcissism' March 5 at Elmhurst College

ELMHURST — Author, cultural critic and former video artist Laura Kipnis will defend unfettered narcissism in a March 5 lecture at Elmhurst College.

Kipnis work focuses on sexual politics, emotion, acting out and generally bad behavior, according to the college.

Kipnis will present "Narcissism: A Defense" on March 5 at Elmhurst College.

Kipnis’ wide-ranging and provocative books have been translated into 15 languages.

The New York Times writes that in "Against Love: A Polemic and How to Become a Scandal," Kipnis “has combined sharp analysis with blistering wit to challenge prevailing notions about love and sex, power and desire, hubris and retribution in American life.”

A radio,TV and film professor at Northwestern University, Kipnis also is a contributor to Slate, Harper's, The Nation, Playboy and The New York Times Magazine.

"Narcissism: A Defense" will begin at 4 p.m. March 5 in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center, 190 Prospect Ave.

Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available at the door or by visiting For more information, call 630-617-3390.

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