Avoid a Polar Situation: Johns, Cage, and O'Hara in the Sixties

November 2, 2007

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Marjorie Perloff

Marjorie Perloff, renowned literary critic and professor of humanities at Stanford University, examines the interrelation between the works of Jasper Johns, poet Frank O'Hara, and composer John Cage.  Perloff is one of the foremost American critics of contemporary poetry. Her work has been especially concerned with explicating the writing of experimental and avant-garde poets and relating it to the major currents of modernist and, especially, postmodernist activity in the arts, including the visual arts and cultural theory.

 

Recorded Friday, November 02, 2007 at The Art Institute of Chicago.