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“The Book of Methods: A New Vision of Burroughs, Collaboration, and Cut-up/Conceptual culture”

William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin’s out-of-print cut-up manifesto,
The Third Mind, first published in English in 1978, actually began its
life much earlier. The work began with an earlier series of
collaborations between Burroughs and Gysin, and started with the
“discovery” of the cut-ups in 1959 that initiated the methodological
foci of this practice. While setting origin dates is always dangerous,
the entire period from 1959-1978 produced texts and images that would
come to characterize the greater project of The Third Mind, as well as
Burroughs’ larger literary projects.

Starting with Burroughs’
work, this master class focuses on cut-ups and collage in contemporary
practice with attention to its long history, as well as to related
topics including visual texts, sampling and sound, copyright and
plagiarism, randomness vs. composition, avant-garde links to cultural
production, new media and social networks, and crowd-sourcing. The
workshop will express Burroughsian collage practice through various
tensions inherent in the technique, as well as through Schneiderman’s
experimental and conceptual creative works.

co-edited the collections Retaking the Universe: William S. Burroughs in
the Age of Globalization (Pluto 2004), recently republished for its
ten-year anniversary at; The Exquisite Corpse: Chance
and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game (Nebraska, 2009); and The
&NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing (vols. 1 and 2). He has
written on Burroughs for many publications, including The Journal of
Beat Studies (2013), and Naked Lunch @ 50: Anniversary Essays (Southern
Illinois University Press, 2009), and will perform at The Burroughs
Century conference this spring in Bloomington, Indiana.

work has appeared in numerous publications including Fiction
International,, and The Chicago Tribune; he blogs for

The Huffington Post.

He is Associate Dean of the Faculty and Director of the Center for
Chicago Programs, as well as Professor of English and Director of Lake
Forest College Press/ &NOW Books at Lake Forest College near