Paranoid Histories

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Date(s) - Sat Jan 10 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Blue Classroom


In his essay “On the Virtues of Never Knowing Where to Stop, or, The Not-Paranoid-Enough Style in American Politics, or, Bakersfield: Capital of the Twentieth Century,” historian and artist Kurt Newman writes, “My proposal is this: we should all become a little more ‘paranoid.’ In the process, we should think carefully about whether historiography can really do without the concept of ‘paranoia.'”

Join Newman, along with visiting poets Julia Drescher, Michelle Detorie, and CJ Martin, for a conversation about writing “paranoid histories,” including the composition of new critco-poetic essays about figures such as Jack Spicer and Robert Creeley, among others.


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