RIOT STRIKE RIOT
CLANDESTINO INSTITUT 11 MAY, 18–19
This May will see the release of two new translations of the noted American poet and critic Joshua Clover into Swedish: Riot Strike Riot, published by Tankekraft förlag, and Red Epic, published by Nirstedt/litteratur. In Riot Strike Riot, Clover examines the conditions for, and the consequences of, the riots that swept the world over the last decades. Clover tries to unravel the relationship between crises and forms of resistance, asking whether riots during financial crises have the same function as strikes did under industrial capitalism. Joshua Clover (b. 1962) is a poet and activist, part of a literary current known as Post-Crisis Poetics. He teaches at University of California Davis, and writes music and film criticism. The talk will be followed by a discussion led by Johannes Björk, Ph.D. candidate in comperative literature, critic, and translator.