Disjecta: This week's links

William Burroughs, 'The Ticket that Exploded'. Artwork by Owen Freeman.

This week, Will Self writes on the work of Bavarian filmmaker Werner Herzog, a campaign is launched for critical theorist Slavoj Žižek to host Saturday Night Live, and Eric Hobsbawm reflects on being a jazz writer. In other news, the Francis Bacon In Camera exhibition is set to continue until 20 June, Owen Freeman displays his artwork for new editions of William Burroughs' work, and Hollywood artist, actor and filmmaker Dennis Hopper has passed away, aged 74.


James Joyce: Brian Donnelly on Ulysses
Franz Kafka: Review of Ritchie Robertson's Kafka: A very short introduction
Mark Twain: Autobiography to be published 100 years after Twain's death
Harper Lee: It's the summer of To Kill A Mockingbird
Paul Auster: Since Invisible, is Auster still postmodern? One reviewer is not so sure.
William S. Burroughs: Owen Freeman's beautifully-drawn editions for 4th Estate
Bristol Short Story Prize 2010
Samuel Beckett on Holiday

Philosophy & Critical Theory:

Beckett, Blanchot, Philosophy Conference June 2010
Jacques Derrida: This month's featured writer on A Piece of Monologue
Jacques Derrida: On Gilles Deleuze and forgiveness
Hélène Cixous: New book, White Ink: Interviews on Sex, Text and Politics
Will Slavoj Žižek host Saturday Night Live?
Simone de Beauvoir: New York Times reviews new translation of The Second Sex


William Shakespeare: Watch Ian McKellen's performance of King Lear free online
William Shakespeare: The Guardian on the best history plays
Are plays proper literature?

Film & Television:

Dennis Hopper 1934-2010: The Guardian provides a retrospective
Dennis Hopper 1934-2010: A career in clips
Jean-Luc Godard: Godard's Film Socialisme references Beckett, Derrida and Benjamin
Werner Herzog: Will Self writes on director Werner Herzog for GQ magazine
Werner Herzog narratives Plastic Bag


Jazz: Eric Hobsbawm on being a jazz writer


Francis Bacon: In Camera Exhibition 27 March - 20 June 2010
Waiting for Blobbot: Rebecca Dyer introduces her ontological creation to the world of Samuel Beckett

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