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Edward K. Brown II

P.O. Box 2160, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1060
Home Phone: (215) 880-0863
Email: edbrown@multifest.com
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Essay Presentations

 

THE CEREBRAL, VISCERAL AND THE COSMETIC: Austere and Alchemic Stature,Gender and Body, Toronto, Canada: Semiotic Society of America 23rd Annual Meeting, October 15-18, 1998.

ORAL HISTORY: Landmarks of a Tour(ist's) Guide, Identity and Socially Constructed Realities: Identity in Transition, Tampere, Finland: Crossroads in Cultural Studies--2nd International Conference; June 28 - July 1, 1998.

The Poetics of Art Imitating Life Imitating Art, Modeling Natural Situations, Louisville, KY: Semiotic Society of America 22nd Annual Meeting, "Creativity;" October 23-26, 1997.

Mainstream Personal Identity, Marginal Identity Politics and the Fringe, The Politics of Culture. Utrecht, Netherlands: The 5th Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, "Memory, History and Critique: European Identity at the Millennium;" August 19-24, 1996.

Indigenous Identity: Of What are Art and Life Made? Territoriality and the Structuring of Cultural Identity. Utrecht, Netherlands: The 5th Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, "Memory, History and Critique: European Identity at the Millennium;" August 19-24, 1996.

The Preservation of Fallibility in the Household and Contemporary Art, Social Theory and Semiotics. Tampere, Finland: Crossroads in Cultural Studies--An International Conference; July 1-4, 1996.

Living Within Multimanifestations, European Identity and the Others. Graz, Austria: The 4th Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, "The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms;" August 22-27, 1994.

 

Published Works (essays)

 

"The Poetics of Art Imitating Life Imitating Art," Semiotics 1997. C.W. Spinks and John Deely, eds. New York: Peter Lang, 1998, pp. 206-214. ISBN 0-8204-4406-5.

"Mainstream Personal Identity, Marginal Identity Politics and the Fringe," Memory, History and Critique: European Identity at the Millennium. Frank Brinkhuis and Sascha Talmor, eds. Proceedings of the 6th International ISSEI Conference at the University for Humanist Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 1996. CD-ROM 1998. ISBN 90-73022-11-8.

"Indigenous Identity: Of What are Art and Life Made?" Memory, History and Critique: European Identity at the Millennium. Frank Brinkhuis and Sascha Talmor, eds. Proceedings of the 6th International ISSEI Conference at the University for Humanist Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 1996. CD-ROM 1998. ISBN 90-73022-11-8.

"Living Within Multimanifestations," The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Cambridge: MIT Press; Vol. 1, No. 4, July 1996, pp. 1387-1391. ISBN 1084-8770.

"Civilizational Approaches to World-Historical Change," Philosophy of History. Listserv, February 26, 1996.

"Fallibility in the Household and Contemporary Art," New Arts Program (NAP) Texts: A New Literary Journal. Kutztown, PA; Vol. 1, No. 2., Spring 1995.

"Indigenous Identity: Of What Are Life and Art Made?" Kollage Magazine. Philadelphia, Spring/Summer 1994.

"Marginal Identity Politics and Mainstream Personal Identity," Kollage Magazine. Philadelphia, Spring 1993.

"Living Within Multimanifestations," Kollage Magazine. Philadelphia, Fall 1992.

 

Published Works (reviews and interviews)

 

"How I Became Homer Jackson," ART PAPERS. Atlanta, January/February, 1995.

"Bob Nesbit: Kensington Cacophony," New Art Examiner. Chicago, Summer 1994.

"Community-Based Art in Philadelphia," ART PAPERS. Atlanta, May/June 1994.

"Feminist Film/Video: Fourth Annual Local Artists Screening," ART PAPERS. Atlanta, May/June 1994.

"George Apotsos: Eros," New Art Examiner. Chicago, October 1993.

"Michael Cajero: Death Cart," Assembled and Performed: A Triangular Rotation. Philadelphia: The Painted Bride Art Center Gallery, October 1993.

"Gail Rothchild: Earth Woman Room." Philadelphia: The Painted Bride Art Center Gallery, October 1993.

"The Painted Bride Art Center: Soul and Skin," The Painted Word. Philadelphia, Fall 1993.

"Ntozake Shange: Portrait of a Literary Feminist," Poets & Writers. New York, May/June 1993.

"Laura Florence: Kachina Series," New Art Examiner. Chicago, March 1993.

"Center City Philadelphia: The Homogenous Zone," Kollage Magazine. Philadelphia, Winter 1992.

 

Published Works (poetry)

 

"Beyond the Physical, Beyond Physique," Kollage Magazine. Philadelphia, Fall 1994 [Listen , 2MB].

"On/Off Obscurity, Pomposity, Humanity and Sex," Kollage Magazine. Philadelphia, Fall/Winter 1993 [Listen , 3MB].

"The Artist: Universal Narcissist, Pluralist Solipsist, Ill-fated Nihilist," Kollage Magazine. Philadelphia, Summer 1993 [Listen , 2MB].

"Muse [sic]," The Painted Word. Philadelphia. Fall 1992 [Listen , 1MB].

"The Mark of Max," Peau Sensible (Sensitive Skin). New York, Summer 1992, [Listen: excerpt | complete] <explicit>.

"At the LOVE Park," City Paper. Philadelphia, December 15, 1989 [Listen , 0.5MB].

 

Plays--Performances and Productions

 

Therapy: A Schizophrenic Nightmare, A Pathetic Monologue, A Comedy--In One Act.  The Performance Zone (The Field). New York: Vineyard's Dimson Theatre; October 22, 1994 [Listen , 8MB] <explicit>.

I Was A Mutant Student (The Lessons I Have Learned). Spirits in the Dark: Festival of Performance.  Philadelphia: The Painted Bride Art Center; April 28-29, 1994 [Listen , 9MB] <explicit>.

I Was A Mutant StudentRittenhouse Recital Series. Philadelphia: The Ethical Society; April 27, 1994 [Listen , 9MB] <explicit>.

I Was A Mutant Student. 90 Plays in 90 Days (The Field). New York: UBU Repertory Theatre; January 16, 1994 [Listen , 9MB] <explicit>.

TherapyTemple Playwright's Center and Community Outreach Theatre: Short Plays Festival.  Philadelphia: Temple University (performed by Amani Gathers, directed by Autumn Johns); June 10-13, 1993 [Listen , 8MB] <explicit>.

Therapy.  New York: The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, May 5, 1993 [Listen , 8MB] <explicit>.

Therapy.  New York: The Jack Tilton Gallery, May 9, 1992 [Listen , 8MB] <explicit>.

Therapy.  Dada Again Festival. Philadelphia: The Painted Bride Art Center; March 6, 1992 [Listen , 8MB] <explicit>.

Something Like the Weather. (directed by Ty Collins) Philadelphia: Theater Center Philadelphia; March 28-April 14, 1990.

 

Highlighted Readings

 

My Summer--A Summary. Salon Showings.  New York: Personal Management Strategies (PMS) Group; October 13, 1996.

Featured Reading: The Hellas Reading Series.  Philadelphia Barnes & Noble Bookstore. May 20, 1994.

Featured Reading: Celebrating the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art; November 3, 1993.

Featured Reading: Nude Wednesday II.  Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art; September 8, 1993.

Heckle Slam [Listen , 3MB].  New York: Nuyorican Poets Cafe; July 23, 1993.

Featured Reading: Early Settlers.  Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art; July 7, 1993.

Featured Reading: Contemporary Art.  Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art; June 9, 1993.

Featured Reading: Abolitionism: Then and Now, The 1993 Cultural Heritage Series.  Penn State Great Valley; March 12, 1993.

Featured Reading: Nude Wednesday.  Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art; January 6, 1993.

Featured Reading: Sensitive Skin (Peau Sensible) BenefitNew York: Thread Waxing Space; September 20, 1992.

Poets Meet Artists on the Highwire.  Philadelphia: Highwire Gallery; July 7, 1992.

Philadelphia Poets on Philadelphia Poets. Philadelphia: The Painted Bride Art Center; June 7, 1992.

Dot, Dot, Dot Magazine Benefit. South Street Seven Arts Festival. Philadelphia: The Book Trader; May 16, 1992.

Featured Reading.  New York: La Mama La Galleria; May 8, 1992.

Poetry Slam.  New York: Nuyorican Poets Cafe; April 17, 1992.

Gala Gospel Music Festival Benefit for the Mary Jane Home Enrichment Center. Philadelphia: Movement Theater International, Philadelphia; March 7, 1992.

Voice.  Philadelphia: Drexel University Cable; December 4, 1991.

Group Reading.  New York: Ken Keleba Gallery; December 1, 1991.

Featured Reading.  Barnes & Noble Bookstore; November 7, 1991.

Black Magic Ball, Festival Mythos.  Philadelphia: American Poetry Center/University of the Arts; October 31, 1991.

Poetry Live.  New York: Manhattan Cable; October 21 & 28, 1991 [Listen , 3MB].

Poetry Slam.  New York: Nuyorican Poets Café; September 13, 1991.

Poetry Live.  New York: Manhattan Cable; July 15 & 22, 1991 [Listen , 3MB].

Featured Reading.  New York: Nuyorican Poets Café; May 22, 1991 [Listen , 5MB] <explicit>.

Up the Pike: On the Edge of Philadelphia, (co-coordinated with Frances Negron-Muńtaner).  New York: Up Front Muse; April 12, 1991.

Other Voices.  New York (group reading featuring Amy Clampitt); February 2, 1991.

Featured Reading.  Philadelphia: Painted Bride Art Center; January 6, 1991 [Listen , 9MB].

Featured Reading.  New York: The Pyramid, New York.; October 7, 1990.

Featured Reading.  Philadelphia: The North Star Bar; April 19, 1990.

The Phoenix Project Reading.  Philadelphia: Old First Reformed Church; December 8, 1989.

 

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P.O. Box 2160
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215.880.0863

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