The Beat Generation Symposium: Beat Reception and Recovery, Assessing the Critics and the Historians

October 11, 2008

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The Beat Generation Symposium was a two-day conference devoted to the literary and cultural legacy of the Beat Generation. Sponsored by Columbia College Chicago's English Department and Office of the Provost, in conjunction with the Beat Studies Association, an international organization that fosters scholarship on Beat Generation literature and art; Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media; and the Illinois State University Department of English and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Chaired by Tim Hunt, Illinois State University.

 
Presentations recorded as part of this event include:
“Inside the 6 Gallery with Co-founder Deborah Remington” by Nancy M. Grace, The College of Wooster
“Kerouac Reception in the 1980s: Renaissance and Scholarly Revival” by Ronna C. Johnson, Tufts University
“Recent Reception of Naked Lunch” by Jennie Skerl, West Chester University
“Infiltrating the Boy Gang: Women in the Encyclopedia of Beat Literature”  by Kurt Hemmer, William Rainey Harper College

Also recorded as part of this event:
Aesthetics and Spirit of Avant-Garde Practice
Poetry Reading by Joanne Kyger
Memoir Reading by Elizabeth Von Vogt
Beat Reception and Recovery, Assessing the Critics and the Historians
Poetry Reading by Michael McClure
 

Recorded Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Columbia College Film Row Cinema.