Film, Video Pop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naivete"

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Title
Pop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naivete"
Summary
Kelly Cresap, who teaches in the professional writing program at the University of Maryland, discussed his book "Pop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naivete," which examines the implications of pop artist Andy Warhol's life-long penchant for playing the fool. Cresap points out how Warhol, by habitually adopting the guise of a fool in public, obscured his intentions as both a pop artist and a filmmaker. By making his own apparent lack of competence and intelligence into an elaborate ruse, he became a figure whose self-conscious naivete has had a revolutionary impact. The Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, which assisted Cresap with his research, cosponsored the event with the Center for the Book. The author also drew on the resources of the Prints and Photographs and Music Divisions.
Event Date
May 17, 2005
Notes
-  This recording is not available.
-  Kelly Cresap earned a doctorate in English from the University of Virginia in 1998. As director of first-year writing there, he assisted in leading a university-wide renovation of the writing program. Prior to joining the University of Maryland in August 2003, he taught world drama, postmodernism and rhetoric at the University of Tennessee.
Related Resources
Center for the Book: http://www.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division: http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/
Prints and Photographs Division: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/
Music Division (Performing Arts): http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/
Running Time
14 minutes, 16 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
online text

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