Symposium Schedule

WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2014

6:30-8:00pm
Registration (Grunwald Gallery)

7:00–9:00pm
Birthday Reception & Celebration (Grunwald Gallery)

THURSDAY February 6, 2014

12:00-12:30am
Registration (Lilly Library)

12:30-1:30pm
Special archival panel at Lilly Library
John M. Bennett (Ohio State) The Revised Boy Scout Manual
Geoffrey D. Smith (Ohio State) The Revised Boy Scout Manual

1:30-4:00pm
Registration (IU Cinema)

2:00-3:30pm
“From the William S. Burroughs Laboratory for Manuscript and Genetic Study” – Florida State University Panel 1

Paul Ardoin (Florida State) Burroughs and Writerly Courage
S.E. Gontarski (Florida State) William S. Burroughs’ Cut Ups: A Digital Realization
Katie McCormick (Florida State) Burroughs in Florida

3:45-4:45pm
“From the William S. Burroughs Laboratory for Manuscript and Genetic Study” – Florida State University Panel 2

Barry Faulk (Florida State) The “Time of the Assassins”: William S. Burroughs, Paul Williams’ Crawdaddy, and the Crisis of the Counter-culture
Blake Stricklin (Florida State) “The Assassins’ Hour”: William S. Burroughs’ Theories of the Word in Crawdaddy

FRIDAY February 7, 2014

8:30-11:30am
Registration (IU Cinema)

9:00-10:30am
“Everything is free to enter or go out”: Crossing Zones/Placing Burroughs

Veronique Lane (Keele) The French Burroughs: From Rimbaud’s Color Vowels to Genet’s Cut-Up Flowers
Timothy S. Murphy (Oklahoma) Interference Zones: William S. Burroughs in the Interstices of Globalization
Eric Sandweiss (Indiana) “St. Louis Return”: Uncovering the “Sunlight and Shadow” of Burroughs’ Youth

10:30-10:45am
Beverage & Bagel Break

10:45-11:45am
Guest Speaker: Jorge Garcia-Robles – “Burroughs in Mexico”

11:45-12:45pm
LUNCH (Neal Marshall Center)

1:00-2:15pm
“It’s all done with recorders”: Image, Sound, Method

Allen Hibbard (Middle Tenn) Bowles, Burroughs, Gysin: Tangier Troika
William Nesbitt (Beacon) Shotgun Wedding: William S. Burroughs’ The Seven Deadly Sins and the Marriage of Text and Image
Davis Schneiderman (LFSU) The Book of Methods: A New Vision of The Third Mind

2:15-2:30pm
Refreshment Break

2:30-3:45pm
Keynote Address: Oliver Harris (Keele) – Cutting Up the Century

4:00-5:00pm
“Patterns Pulsing to Metal Music”: Music and Performance

Shane Greene (Indiana) Burroughs was a little old to be a punk but he surely smelled like one.
James Paasche (Indiana) When Billy Met Kurt: Celebrating Yr Idols

SATURDAY February 8, 2014

9:00–11:00am
Registration (IU Cinema)

9:30-10:00am
Beverage & Bagel Break

10:00-11:00am
“Like a photon emerging from the haze of insubstantiality”: Politics and Futurity

Rebekah Sheldon (IUPUI) William S. Burroughs: Ritual Magic as Queer Futurity
Kurt Hemmer (Harper) Queer Outlaws: William S. Burroughs’ The Place of Dead Roads

11:00-12:45pm
“Eat and vomit and eat again”: Naked Lunch 4 Ways

Jimmy Fazzino (Santa Cruz) The Latin American Origins of Naked Lunch
Joan Hawkins (Indiana) Mugwumps, Bug Powder, and Pirate Cable Roads
Joshua Vasquez (Indiana) Naked Lunch and the Art of Melancholy Adaptation: From Burroughs’ Novel to Cronenberg’s film
Hiromi Yoshida (Indiana) Ob∙scene Postmodernism & Orientalism in Naked Lunch

1:00-2:00pm
LUNCH (Neal Marshall Center)

2:15-3:45pm
“Switch on Playback”: Influence

Kristen Galvin (Irvine) The Nova convention: A New Wave Conference Like None Other
Jonathan E. Haynes (Berkeley) Historical Filth: Burroughs and the Contemporary Comic
Landon Palmer (Indiana) Bill Lee’s Voice: Performing Burroughs

3:45-5:00pm
Guest Address: Jack Sargent – “now we see all the pictures” Balch, Burroughs, Gysin, Sommerville: from the possibilities of cinema to the reality studio

9:00-12:00pm
Closing Night Costume Ball at the Back Door

Davis Schneiderman“Call All Active Agents”: The Performer-as-Long Distance Runner (Performance)