Oliver Harris

Oliver Harris is Professor of American Literature at Keele University, and the editor of The Letters of William S. Burroughs, 19451959 (1993), Junky: The Definitive Text of “Junk” (2003), The Yage Letters Redux (2006), Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs (2008), and Queer: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition (2010), and The Soft Machine: The Restored Text (2014), Nova Express: The Restored Text (2014), and The Ticket That Exploded: The Restored Text (2014). See here for a review of the Cut-Up Trilogy.

In addition to the book William Burroughs and the Secret of Fascination (2003) and the collection Naked Lunch @ 50 (2009), co-edited with Ian MacFadyen, he has published numerous articles on Burroughs, as well as essays on film noir, Hemingway, the epistolary, the exquisite corpse game, and the Beat Generation more broadly. He has been a regular contributor to the Burroughs website Reality Studio and his most recent journal article, “Minute Particulars of the Counter-Culture: Time, Life, and the Photo-poetics of Allen Ginsberg” appeared in Comparative American Studies (2012).

Oliver has co-organized as well as contributed to numerous conferences, including the 2009 NL@50 events in Paris and New York, and has contributed to several documentary films, including The Beat Hotel (2012) and Paul Bowles: the Cage Door is Always Open (2013).

University webpage

3 Responses to Oliver Harris

  1. Allen Tobias says:

    Hi Oliver,

    I am still not certain how to find the abstracts.

    I believe that they are posted.

    No?

    Please direct me … I am grateful.

    Best,

    Allen

    PS On another matter: has there been much published anecdotally of Carl Solomon’s efforts on behalf of Burroughs and Junky/Junkie/Junk? Anything of particular interest to those concerned with Carl’s career, his role and fate?

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  2. David Brittain says:

    Oliver,

    As you recommended, I’m sending this email to join the network.

    David

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