Lee Harris, River Styx, and Sean Williams, who participated in the Paris events celebrating the 50th anniversary of Naked Lunch, have offered up an mp3 titled “Hunterland,” an experimental ambient homage to William Burroughs and Naked Lunch. The track makes use of the cut-up method and was completed in the last weeks of the 50th anniversary of Naked Lunch.
Download Hunterland (Live Mix).
The transcript of the talk given by Oliver Harris at Columbia University during the New York homage is now available at RealityStudio.org. See From Dr Mabuse to Doc Benway: The Myths and Manuscripts of Naked Lunch
The schedule for the New York homage has been updated with information regarding the events to take place October 7-9. These include an inaugural event at St Mark’s Poetry Project on October 7, a panel at New York University on October 8, a conference and exhibit at Columbia University on October 9, and an evening of films and performaces at School of Visual Arts on October 10.
For complete details, please visit the New York event schedule.
Graham Rae will be giving a talk at the Institute for General Semantics’ annual conference titled “General Semantics Meets Experimental Literature: The Lifelong Effect of Alfred Korzybski on William S. Burroughs.” The talk, which draws on his General Semantics article for nakedlunch.org, will take place on 11 September 2009, 9:30 AM, at Leon Lowenstein Hall, 113 West 60th Street in New York. For more details, see the conference schedule.
Oliver Harris updates Naked Lunch: Section by Section with a seventh installment on “Hospital” and Space-Time Travel: Tangier with an overview of the Hotel Massila, where William Burroughs first met Paul Bowles.
Note: For anyone attending the Paris installment of NL@50, you might also want to check the Paris events page, which has been updated several times as the festivities approach.
William Burroughs made two sojourns to Chicago in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Though his time in the Windy City was short, the psychic resonances were long. Graham Rae investigates the role Burroughs’ Chicago experiences played in the creation of Naked Lunch.
The schedule for the NL@50 Paris events in July has been updated with the latest info. There will also be an exhibit and an evening of NL@50 events in Lawrence, Kansas, where William Burroughs lived from 1981 to his death in 1997.
In addition to the festivities in Paris in July 2009, in October 2009 there will be three days of celebratory activity in New York to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch. The activities will include discussions, talks, exhibitions, performances, and readings. Here is a rough outline of the forthcoming New York festivities — and there ought to be more to come.