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Chris Kraus – The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula: A 20th Century Fable Reading and Discussion
The Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow

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Guest Lecture

Location:

Reid lecture theatre, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art

Open:

19 May 2016
Thursday,
18:30 - 20:30

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Chris Kraus – The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula: A 20th Century Fable Reading and Discussion

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Chris Kraus – The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula: A 20th Century Fable

Reading and Discussion

Reid Lecture Theatre, The Glasgow School of Art, 6.30pm

In conversation with Laura Edbrook, Lecturer in Art Context and Theory, The Glasgow School of Art

This event is co-hosted by the Forum for Critical Inquiry at The Glasgow School of Art and Creative Writing at The University of Glasgow

Join Chris Kraus as she reads a work in progress, a critical biography of the experimental novelist Kathy Acker. Kraus will be addressing biography as a literary form, as well as the influence and legacy of Acker.

Chris Kraus is the author of the novels Aliens & Anorexia, I Love Dick, Torpor and Summer of Hate as well as the collections of art criticism Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness and Where Art Belongs. Kraus is Professor of Writing at the European Graduate School and lives in Los Angeles. In 2015, Mute published You Must Make Your Death Public, a collection of essays on Kraus’s work and Profile Books brought out the first UK edition of her ground-breaking experimental novel I Love Dick to great critical acclaim. Kraus founded the Native Agents imprint of Semiotext(e), which has published hybrid and unclassifiable works by radical writers including Eileen Myles, Fanny Howe, Natasha Stagg, Bruce Benderson, Michelle Tea, Ann Rower, Barbara Barg and others.   

Kraus’s work has been described as ‘intolerably and utterly brave’ in her performance of living subject, art critic, historian, diarist, screenwriter, and performance artist. (Eileen Myles, 2006)

This event is free but ticketed. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Booking via Eventbrite.