William Burroughs Panel “Gender Trouble” at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
CUNY Graduate Center: 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9206-7, New York, NY
John M. Bennett
Geoffrey D. Smith
Held in honor of William S. Burroughs’s centennial, and the WSB@100 Festival in New York City scheduled for the entirety of the month of April, 2014, this conference will explore the life and myth of one of the most innovative and influential twentieth-century American writers and artists. Join us for a series of talks and roundtables by editors, artists, and scholars on a range of issues from the problem of gender in Burroughs’ work to his role in postwar-America little magazines, his still unpublished archive materials, cut-up experiments and novels, and his photography.
SCHEDULE, APRIL 25, 2014:
10 AM – Editing Burroughs
11: 00 AM – Burroughs and Literary Magazines
12:30 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Biography and Photography
Oliver Harris conversation with Barry Miles
3:30 PM – Gender Trouble
5:30 PM – Keynote: On the Cut Ups
Cosponsored by the English Students Association, Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, the PhD Program in English, and the WSB@100 Festival.