The Dream Machine part II

Early in this blog, I wrote about the Dream Machine, and now, with the expert assistance of Alan Govenar and Doumentary Arts, I can show you how our Dream Machine works:

You’ll all be able to see our Dream Machine in person this October when we’ll exhibit it along with the original manuscript for Naked Lunch. It’s all part of a 3 day conference:

October 8: New York University, Fales Library
Panel discussion on the influence of Naked Lunch: “The Children of William S. Burroughs”

October 9: Columbia University, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

“Fifty Years of Naked Lunch: from the Interzone to the Archive… and back.”

All sessions at the Columbia University Faculty House
1:00PM: Keynote “From Dr Mabuse to Doc Benway: The Myths and Manuscripts of Naked Lunch”
Oliver Harris, Professor of American Literature, American Studies, Keele University

2:30PM: Short papers
Isaac Gewirtz, Curator of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library
“William S. Burroughs: The Writer as Avant-Garde Archivist”

Brian E. C. Schottlaender, Audrey Geisel University Librarian, University of California, San Diego
“Manifestations, Multiple Versions, and Showstoppers: Collecting the Various Guises of Naked Lunch”

Regina Weinreich, Professor in Humanities & Sciences, School of Visual Arts, New York City
“Honing the Word Hoard: Kerouac, Tangier and Naked Lunch”

Panel Discussion: “From the Bunker and Beyond: firsthand encounters with William S. Burroughs & Naked Lunch”
Moderator: Ann Douglas, Parr Professor of Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Speakers: Barry Miles, Author; Visiting Fellow, Liverpool School of Art and Design, John Moores University
Bradford Morrow, Novelist; Editor, Conjunctions; Professor of Literature, Bard College; and
Barney Rosset, Publisher, Evergreen Review and founding publisher, Grove Press

Reception and viewing of the exhibition: Naked Lunch: the First Fifty Years in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 6th floor Butler Library
October 10, the School of Visual Arts
SVA will host an evening of film and performances, including a screening of The Beat Hotel, a new documentary by Alan Govenar. Poet Anne Waldman and others (to be announced) will read from Naked Lunch.

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