Topic: Department of Literary Arts

The two-day festival gathered University community members to explore media and literary theory. Attendees participated in workshops, lectures and performances at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

Arts & Culture

Literary arts festival celebrates cross-disciplinary forms of media

February 12, 2019 0 comments

Interrupt V, a festival hosted by the Literary Arts Department Friday and Saturday, featured artists who commented on and examined the intersections of literary theory and media. The festival was organized by John Cayley, professor of literary arts, and Theadora Walsh GS.

Chris Kraus’ recently published biography of Kathy Acker — “After Kathy Acker” — delves into the life of the 1970s feminist and iconic postmodern literary figure.

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Writer Chris Kraus reads from latest work

October 1, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday, the McCormack Family Theatre was home to author Chris Kraus as she shared excerpts out of her latest book, “After Kathy Acker,” a biography about punk poet and sex-positive feminist writer Kathy Acker, who found fame in the 1970s before fading from the limelight.