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Geoffrey Sirc

Name: Geoffrey Sirc, University of Minnesota

Presentation Title: "The American Action Writers"

Date: February 8, 2001

Abstract

Professor Sirc reviews the life and career of Jackson Pollock --in terms of material, process, form, and content -- especially in the way his work (and Clement Greenberg's commentary on the work) forms a tension between the academic and the avant-garde, in order to see how Pollock might inspire the theory and practice of writing instruction.