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Claire Donato, We Discuss Disgust: Patafeminism Rides The Digital Abject: Cixous, Kristeva, Lispector, Jackson, Hayles, Damon, Lorde, and Others


How can we negotiate post-post-gender identity in the slipstream of our digitally mediated selves? How can we commit to a feminist position when we see through our hands on the keys? Can we have a body without organs if there is no body? How do we register disgust in the digital sublime? Does the virtual city have a dump, or is it just a bunch of circuits and towers? Now that our mother was a computer, what is the future of futurity? Jackson’s notions of phlegmatics and humour(s) will be cross-stitched with Damon’s warm code as we gag on Kristeva and Lispector, read the scraps of Cixous’ devoured liver & consider Lorde's new-media outlook: Maybe the Internet raised us / And maybe people are jerks. Q&A to follow.


Claire Donato lives in Brooklyn, NY and is the author of Burial (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2013). Recent writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Aufgabe, Encyclopedia L-ZBlack Warrior Review, Dandelion, Boston Review, and 1913: A Journal of Forms. She holds an MFA in Literary Arts (Poetry) from Brown University, where she won the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction, and has been a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She teaches at Parsons (The New School For Design), The School of Visual Arts, and at Fordham University.

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