Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 8:00pm
Wörther Straße 27
10405 Berlin, Germany
LANCE OLSEN is author of more than 20 books of and about innovative writing. His short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies, including Village Voice, BOMB, McSweeney’s and Best American Non-Required Reading. A Guggenheim, Berlin Prize, DAAD, N.E.A. Fellowship, and Pushcart Prize recipient, as well as a Fulbright Scholar, he teaches experimental theory and practice at the University of Utah. He will read from [[ there.]], a trash-diary critifictional meditation on the confluence of travel, curiosity, paying attention, and innovative writing practices that he wrote last year while a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and from his new novel, Theories of Forgetting, influenced by earthwork artist Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.’
Professor of Art and Theory at the Academy of Fine Arts-Karlsruhe as well as Sigmund Freud Professor of Media and Philosophy at the European Graduate School, LAURENCE A. RICKELS has published numerous studies of the phenomenon he calls “unmourning,” a term that became the title of his trilogy Aberrations of Mourning, The Case of California, and Nazi Psychoanalysis, as well asThe Vampire Lectures, The Devil Notebooks, and I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick, a schizoanalysis of the science fiction author’s life and work. His latest book, from which he will read, is SPECTRE, an examination of Ian Fleming’s novels and film adaptations that looks awry at Bond through the sieve of psychoanalytic theory, history, and Kulturindustrie.