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Tribute to Allen Ginsberg's Howl

5 October 2004

Staff and students from UCL's Department of English Language & Literature took part in the world's first webcast celebrating the poem Howl for Carl Solomon, by Allen Ginsberg.

Professor Danny Karlin

Written in 1956, it is recognised as one of the 20th century's greatest poems. The webcast, which took place on 14 October 2004, featured a complete reading of the poem followed by creative and poetic responses performed by writers, academics and students at universities across the USA and Europe.

Professor Danny Karlin, who took part in the webcast, said: "It was a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to this poem with colleagues from so many different and distant places, and to give our students a sense of how art and technology can come together. UCL's splendid Media Resources has enabled this to happen, and I'm sure Ginsberg would have relished it."

Staff and students of the department who took part included Professor Karlin, Anita Garfoot, Fiona Bevan, Adam Donen, Stephanie King, Kiran Nagendran, Vaclav Paris, Rob Price, Anindya Raychaudhuri and Cecilia Shakerley.

To find out more about the webcast use the link below.

Link: Howl for Carl Solomon