Marcus Boon teaches contemporary literature and cultural theory. His interests include literature in the digital age, critical theory, the Beats and other alternative and countercultures, sound studies, and the cultural study of spirituality and religion. He is the author of The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs (Harvard UP, 2002) and In Praise of Copying (Harvard UP, 2010). He edited America! A Prophecy: The Sparrow Reader (Soft Skull, 2006) and Subduing Demons in America: The Selected Poems of John Giorno (Soft Skull, 2008) and wrote the introduction to Walter Benjamin’s On Hashish (Harvard UP, 2006). He writes about music and sound for The Wire. He is currently working on a book entitled The Politics of Vibration. His website is www.marcusboon.com.
Avant-garde, Underground and Piracy
Marcus Boon came to ITS Rio for a talk about independent articulations and cultural impact. How did the Internet enable new forms of creative and musical movements? Marcus’s speech was filled with knowledge about movements that had arisen in Brazil itself, in cities such as São Paulo, Recife, and Brasilia. It was a true lesson […]