2020 Conference: CUT-UPS@60 – POSTPONED

POSTPONED – due to the impact of Coronavirus

Registration still open for donations: ParisLondon

@60 Poster (Feb 7 2020)

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London / Paris, September 2020 – EBSN Special Conference

Paris, keynotes: Udo Breger, Véronique Fanchette, Ken Hollings, Klaus Maeck, Jürgen Ploog, Rachel Stella, Terry Wilson

London, keynotes: Jordan Abel, Dodie Bellamy, Thurston Moore, Rudy Rucker, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Anne Waldman

2020 will be the 60th anniversary of the first publications using the cut-up methods initiated by William Burroughs and Brion Gysin at the Beat Hotel in Paris and developed in London throughout the 1960s. To mark this landmark in cultural history, CUT-UPS@60 will be an EBSN Special Conference, held at The University of Chicago Center in Paris, September 7-8, 2020 and at Student Central, University of London, September 10-11, 2020.

With two days of events in each city, the conference will be a major multidisciplinary occasion to examine the past and explore the ongoing legacies of the connections that Burroughs’ work in particular made between artistic and social radicalism. In Paris, sessions will be in French as well as English, while some sessions will be bilingual.

Co-organisers London:               Oliver Harris, with Paul Aliferis, Alex Sharpe
Co-organisers Paris:                   Oliver Harris, with Paul Aliferis, Davis Schneiderman
Conference Administrators:      Raven See (English); Lucie Malagnat (French).
Initial enquiries:                          oliverharris@mac.com

CUT-UPS@60 is being sponsored by the Beat publishers MOLOKO PRINT (molokoplusrecords.de), based in Schönebeck, Germany, and Third Mind Books (thirdmindbooks.com), based in Ann Arbor (Michigan), USA. Their titles are available for sale on their websites. EBSN would like to thank them for their generous support. CUT-UPS@60 is also being sponsored by the David Bruce Centre for American Studies, Keele University (https://www.keele.ac.uk/davidbruce/).

CUT-UPS@60 London is being generously supported by: The British Academy [LINK to BA site: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/events/cut-ups60-anniversary-unlimited-potentials]


A Special Anniversary T-Shirt to commemorate the events is available HERE

Discover more about the event organized in Paris on October 1st, 2019, HERE.