Sept. 4, 2016
Writer and filmmaker Dia Felix is author of the Lambda-nominated experimental novel “Nochita,” published on City Lights/Sister Spit in 2014. Areas of interest include romance, celebrity, obsession, decadence, modernity, and rock and roll. She’s screened films and read at very many places including Segue, Radar Reading Series, Albertine Books and The Poetry Project at St. Marks. She’s published recently with Ping Pong, journal of the Henry Miller Library, The Feminist Wire, and Asterix. She curates a pan-genre literary performance series, GUTS, at Dixon Place and founded and heads the maybe-fictional enterprise Personality Press. She’s from California and lives in East Harlem, New York.
Jordy Rosenberg is an Associate Professor of Literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. They are the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, The Ahmanson Foundation/J. Paul Getty Trust, The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, and the Clarion Foundation/Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop. They are the author of Critical Enthusiasm: Capital Accumulation and the Transformation of Religious Passion (Oxford University Press, 2011). Rosenberg’s fiction, experimental prose, and scholarly work have recently appeared in Fence, The Common, Salvage Quarterly, PMLA, GLQ, and Theory & Event. Their current project, The House of Waste, is a theory/fiction hybrid. Based on original research, The House of Waste draws from Enlightenment-era dictionaries of thieves’ slang to counterfeit a gothic history of testosterone synthesis as narrated by the 18th-century’s most notorious prison-break artist.