Artist Sarah Paul to talk “underdog” Cleveland Nov. 18

Cleveland’s an underdog and that’s what inspires the cross-disciplinary art of Sarah Paul, a self-proclaimed champion of the little guy.

Paul will share her passion for the city during a Case Western Reserve University Popular Culture Working Group Lecture, “i heart Cleveland: the strategic seduction of a city.” The talk begins with a pizza lunch at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in 323 Guilford House. The event is funded by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.

Paul is an assistant professor in the Technology and Integrated Media Environment Digital Arts Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Her work—a combination of writing and performance with pop and experimental bands—integrates sounds and video in created settings to stretch the boundaries of the real to create what she describes as “outrageous narratives.”

She will explore her fascination with Cleveland’s struggles in the free, public talk. For more information, call Susan Grimm in the Case Western Reserve English Department at 216.368.1508.