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3/25 The Coyote in the Parking Lot: Writers Invoking Animals in an Increasingly Wild World, Baltimore

March 25, 2017


NEMLA Convention, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

In the early 1900s, Jack London spent a year in the Alaskan frontier observing sled dogs, and getting scurvy, all of which he turned into Call of the Wild—one of the great examples of American pastoralism. In the 21st Century, we are more likely to meet displaced wild animals in urban spaces or be attacked by a domesticated animal gone rogue, though these encounters are no less life altering. This panel gathers poetry, prose, and non-fiction writers who are re-writing the presence of animals in contemporary literature.

Blueprint for Counter Education, Los Angeles


7000 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90038

Tuesday, January 17 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

East of Borneo, Inventory Press, and LAXART are pleased to present a conversation with Larry Miller (co-author, Blueprint for Counter Education), Janet Sarbanes (CalArts), and Adam Michaels (Project Projects) around the recently reissued “Blueprint for Counter Education” (Inventory Press, 2016). Originally published in 1970 by Doubleday and later lauded as “one of the most extraordinary books ever issued by an American commercial publisher,” Blueprint for Counter Education is one of the defining (but neglected) works of radical pedagogy of the Vietnam War era.

Authored by sociologists Maurice Stein and Larry Miller, the book was a founding text of the Critical Studies curriculum at CalArts, of which Stein was the first director. Highly unconventional in form, the slipcased set includes three large graphic posters intended as a portable learning environment for a new process-based model of education, and a bibliography and checklist mapping patterns and relationships between radical thought and artistic practices—from the avant-gardes to postmodernism—with Marcuse and McLuhan serving as points of anchorage.


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