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The Beat Generation Symposium: Aesthetics and Spirit of Avant-Garde Practice

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 Ronna C. Johnson, Tufts University
Presentations recorded as part of this event include:
“Joanne Kyger and the Aesthetics of Attention” by Terrance Diggory, Skidmore College
“‘Who did we pray to'?  Diane di Prima's Loba” by Tony Trigilio, Columbia College Chicago
“‘From the inside': Joanne Kyger's Changes of Mind” by Linda Russo, Washington State University
“The Feminized Interzone in Kyger and Di Prima” by Amy Friedman, Ursinus 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 Friday, October 10, 2008 at Columbia College Film Row Cinema.

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