Seen on the Classicists list:
"HIP SUBLIME: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition"
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
November 16th and 17th 2012
An interdisciplinary conference on the intersections between avant-garde practice and the cultural
legacies of ancient Greece and Rome in Post-war America; hosted by the University of
Pennsylvania’s Department of Classical Studies, in collaboration with the School of Classics at the
University of St Andrews.
Friday’s program (starting at 1:30 PM): Kevin Batton ("Landscape, Classicism, and the Californian
Sublime"), Loni Reynolds ("Myth and Quest in the Early Work of William S. Burroughs"), Netta Berlin
("The Bardic Voice of Allen Ginsberg”), Matthew Pfaff ("Classical Languages and Literatures in Howl
and Other Poems"), and poet Bob Perelman (poetry reading and remarks).
Saturday’s program (starting at 9:00 AM): Gideon Nisbet ("Kenneth Rexroth, Greek Anthologist"),
William Lawlor ("Homer’s Place in Rexroth, Snyder, and Ferlinghetti"), Nick Selby ("Robert Creeley
and Gary Snyder"), Jaap van der Bent (“The Case of John Clellon Holmes”), Marguerite Johnson
("Brothers-in-arms: Gaius and Hank at the Racetrack"), Jane Falk ("Philip Whalen and the Classics"),
Richard Fletcher ("Charles Olson’s Second Sophistic"), Christopher Gair ("Literary Circulations:
Xenophon, Joyce, Kerouac"), and Stephen Dickey (“Beat Katabasis and Big Sur”).
Paper sessions will take place on the University of Pennsylvania campus, in the Terrace Room,
Claudia Cohen Hall, and will be free and open to the public. For more information, see the Penn
Classical Studies website (http://www.classics.upenn.edu/) or contact the organizers: Sheila
Murnaghan (smurnagh AT sas.upenn.edu) and Ralph Rosen
(rrosen AT sas.upenn.edu).