BS Johnson symposium May 5th


I'm proud to be a member of the BS Johnson society, and next Saturday, at Sussex uni, a symposium dedicated to his work takes place. "A one-day conference at the University of Sussex, Saturday 5th May 2012 In association with the B.S. Johnson Society and Cardiff University
B.S. JohnsonB.S. Johnson has been described as the 'one-man avant-garde of the 1960s'. This conference seeks to locate Johnson as part of the wider avant-garde – British, Irish and continental – and to ask what other genealogies are at play in his work, for instance the persistence of modernism. We ask for papers that consider the full range of his work – filmic, poetic, dramatic, and journalistic, as well as literary – in a variety of contexts, including historical, philosophical, and theoretical, to build on the recent surge in critical and scholarly interest in Johnson. If you wish to attend,  please register your interest with M.H.Ryle@Sussex.ac.uk. Conference fee: £25; £15 for B.S. Johnson Society members; £10 for students and the unwaged. The conference fee will include coffee and lunch. Confirmed participants so far include David James (Nottingham), Rod Mengham (Jesus College, Cambridge), Philip Tew (Brunel) and Nicolas Tredell. Conference sponsored and supported by the Centre for Modernist Studies, Sussex University and co-organised by Julia Jordan (Cardiff) and Martin Ryle (Sussex) http://bsjohnson.org/