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Seasonal Associate–Chris Kraus in Conversation with Heike Geissler

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
German Studies
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CHRIS KRAUS, MARY ROUTT CHAIR OF WRITING 2019, AND GERMAN WRITER HEIKE GEISSLER TALK ABOUT ABOUT THE RECENT ENGLISH
PUBLICATION OF GEISSLER’S MUCH-PRAISED WORK OF INVESTIGATIVE FICTION, SEASONAL ASSOCIATE (SEMIOTEXT(E), 2019). HOW THE BRUTALITIES OF WORKING LIFE ARE TRANSFORMED INTO EXHAUSTION, SHAME, AND SELF-DOUBT: A WRITER’S ACCOUNT OF HER EXPERIENCE WORKING IN AN AMAZON

“…CHILLINGLY EFFECTIVE, NOT LEAST FOR ITS ACCUMULATION OF DETAILS, WHICH SEEM BOTH AGGRESSIVELY BANAL AND FREIGHTED WITH AN EXCESS OF SYMBOLIC MEANING….” (HARPER’S MAGAZINE)


This event is presented by THE MARY ROUTT ENDOWED CHAIR OF CREATIVE WRITING AND JOURNALISM, THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC EVENTS AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF GERMAN STUDIES AT SCRIPPS COLLEGE.