Our September reading was Love Dog by Masha Tupitsyn, published in 2013 as part of the Success and Failure Series by Penny-Ante Editions. Assisting playlists for Love Dog are available on the Penny-Ante website.
Love Dog is the second instalment in Tupitsyn’s trilogy of immaterial writing (for the first part Tupitsyn published LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film, the first book of film criticism written entirely on Twitter). Written as a multi-media blog and inspired by Roland Barthes’ A Lover ’ s Discourse and Mourning Diary, Love Dog re-imagines the love story in a book that is ‘part love manifesto, part philosophical notebook and part digital liturgy’.
Our readings contrast the work of new female writers emerging from the online Alt-Lit scene with the late nineties Semiotext(e) ‘Native Agents’ publications under the editorial directorship of Chris Kraus. We seek to explore the tensions between language, sociology, subjectivity and power-relations, their impact upon gender and the ways in which they take form in the text.
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Initiated by Emma Balkind and Laura Edbrook in association with MAP
With thanks to The MIT Press, Feminist Press, Penny-Ante Editions and CCA, Glasgow for their support