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Friday, September 27 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
William Burroughs/Kathy Acker

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Christina Milletti: "Language, Power, Resistance: Kathy Acker's Terrorist Texts" 

This paper will investigate the multiple modalities of transgression invested within Kathy Acker’s poetics by specifically attending to the scenes of terrorism that appear throughout her fictions (specifically, her attention to Algeria, the Iranian hostage crisis, and later the “first” Gulf War) in order to explore the kinds of (and consequences of) 
linguistic "violence” she reveals in her prose. What ongoing relation exists between words and power? How can it be manipulated? Can language be used to disrupt institutions of power (what Acker calls “Empire”) by deploying between "words" like “bombs?" 

Trevor Dodge: "Ghosts in the Machine: Acker and Burroughs in the Facebook Era" 

Although Kathy Acker and William Burroughs left the planet a good decade before the development of online social networks, their work and creative processes signal part of what was to come in terms of identity performance and language materiality. 

David Banash: "William S. Burroughs and Popular Culture" 

My presentation will investigate the ways in which Burroughs embraced, consumed, used, transformed, and critiqued popular culture. In essence, rather than a shadowy figure on the margin, as he often liked to present himself, I will explore how Burroughs was fully immersed in and engaged with twentieth-century popular culture. 

Davis Schneiderman (and possible Marcus Boon): “The Book of Methods: a new vision of The Third Mind” 

William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin’s out-of-print cut-up manifesto, The Third Mind, first published in English in 1978, actually began its life much earlier. There was an aborted Grove Press version some years before, and prior to that, a series of collaborations between Burroughs and Gysin that together make a conceptual work that carries its experimentations into the art its produces. Marcus Boon and I are preparing a new edition of these works, The Book of Methods (taken from early correspondence between Burroughs and Gysin), and this presentation will trace the archival discoveries of the project far, and present the new edition in its organization and theoretical modalities.


Davis Schneiderman

Provost and Dean of the Faculty / Lake Forest College, Lake Forest College
Davis Schneiderman is Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of English at Lake Forest College. He is the author or editor of more than 10 books. His first short-story collection, there is no appropriate #emoji, will be released in Fall 2019, and his recent novels BLANK... Read More →

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Trevor Dodge

Professor, Clackamas Community College + Washington State University - Vancouver
Trevor Dodge is a professor of English at Clackamas Community College.
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Christina Milletti

Professor, University at Buffalo SUNY
Christina Milletti is an Associate Professor of English at the University at Buffalo where she founded the Exhibit X Fiction Series. Her stories and articles have appeared in Buffalo Noir (forthcoming, Akashic Books), American Letters & Commentary, The Cincinnati Review, The Alaska... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Black Box Theater Roser ATLAS Building (2 floors down from the lobby), 1125 18th Street, Boulder

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