Marcus Boon, from York University, has just been confirmed as the conference’s keynote speaker. His talk entitled, “Is There a Life Beyond Mimesis” will close the conference activities on Saturday evening. We are so looking forward to hosting Dr. Boon!
Marcus Boon is Professor of English at York University in Toronto. He is the author of The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs (Harvard UP, 2002), In Praise of Copying (Harvard UP, 2010), and co-author with Timothy Morton and Eric Cazdyn of Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism (U. Chicago, Forthcoming). He edited Subduing Demons in America: Selected Poems of John Giorno (Soft Skull, 2008) and is currently working on a new edition of William S. Burroughs’ The Third Mind with Davis Schneiderman. He writes about music and sound for The Wire, and is currently working on a book entitledThe Politics of Vibration. marcusboon.com