William S. Burroughs was born 100 years ago today. A centennial conference will be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York as part of a month-long WSB@100 Festival in April. The conference, sponsored by The Center for Humanities, “will explore the life and myth of one of the most innovative and influential twentieth-century American writers and artists.”
[You can expect] a series of talks and roundtables by editors, artists, and scholars on a range of issues from the problem of gender in Burroughs’ work to his role in postwar-America little magazines, his still unpublished archive materials, cut-up experiments and novels, and his photography.
The conference at the Graduate Center is being cosponsored by the GC English Students Association, Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, the PhD Program in English, and the WSB@100 Festival.