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  • Ark Audio Book Club #43 Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, by Andrea Lawlor

    Ark Audio Book Club #43 Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, by Andrea Lawlor

    27/02/2020 Duración: 01h06min

    On this episode, the final episode of the ark audiobooks club, for now, the gang talk about “Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl”, by Andrea Lawlor. The novel follows the story of Paul/Polly Polydoris, a queer film student in Iowa in the early 1990s, who just so happens to be able to entirely change his physical gender expression by force of will alone. The story follows Paul through his sexual escapade, through a romance in a lesbian collective in Provincetown and trying to work out what exactly his deal is in San Francisco. All the while, the rolling tragedy of the AIDS crisis looms, alt-rock on the radio and Gender Trouble on the syllabus. Here to about the book this time are Jimmy Guariento, Cecilie Louise Kjølholt and one final time Macon Holt and your host Giovanna Alesandro. Thanks for listening to us chat about books for the last four and a half years!

  • Ark Live — Translation Series: Johanne Billes Elastic with Sheri Hellberg

    Ark Live — Translation Series: Johanne Bille's Elastic with Sheri Hellberg

    30/12/2019 Duración: 41min

    On this podcast, you will a recording of an event we held back in August to celebrate the release of the English translation of Johanna Bille’s Novel, Elastic, from Lolli Editions. You will hear readings from both the Danish and English versions of the novel and a conversation between the author her translator Sheri Hellberg. Enjoy!

  • Ark Live — Loretta Auditorium Presents The Body of Loretta with J. P. Slote

    Ark Live — Loretta Auditorium Presents The Body of Loretta with J. P. Slote

    28/12/2019 Duración: 01h01min

    On this podcast, you will hear a reading/performance by New York-based writer and performer J. P. Slote of extracts from three plays from the recently published collection "Loretta Auditorium Presents The Body of Loretta" from Fly by night press The performance contains graphic depictions and descriptions of sexual violence throughout. For a full discussion of the themes explored in this work, you can find an interview with J. P. Slote at arkbooks.dk

  • Ark Live — Going Nowhere, Slow with Mikkel Krause Frantzen

    Ark Live — Going Nowhere, Slow with Mikkel Krause Frantzen

    15/12/2019 Duración: 50min

    On this podcast, you will hear a recording of an event to celebrate the release of Danish literary critic and cultural theorist Mikkel Krase Frantzen’s first book in English, "Going Nowhere, Slow: The Aesthetics and Politics of Depression", from Zero Books. Joining Frantzen for the discussion were the Artist and activist Jakob Jakobsen and Ida Bencke from the curatorial collective, The Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology. Hosted by Macon Holt

  • Ark Audio Book Club #42 The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

    Ark Audio Book Club #42 The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

    11/12/2019 Duración: 01h06min

    This month on the ark audio book club, we are revisiting an old flame with the new novel "The Topeka School" by Ben Lerner. Lerner’s first novel, "Leaving the Atocha Station", was the book started this crazy show so in many ways this is something of special occasion. In The Topeka School, Adam Gordan of the Atocha stations is back and this time we are learning about his upbringing with his Psychologist parents at the eponymous research and treatment facility in the small Kansas city. Told from the perspectives of Adam, his father Jonathan and his Mother Jane, the novel is exploration both of the formation of this character and the complex historical entanglements that an upbring entails, from youthful hijinks to developmental psychology, from New york subversives to midwestern values, from the fringes of the Westboro Baptist church to the exclusive debating clubs for future politicians. The novel explores the complexities of living in our world in classic Lerner style by excavating the disjunctions of langu

  • Ark Audio Book Club #41 The End of Alice by A. M. Homes

    Ark Audio Book Club #41 The End of Alice by A. M. Homes

    08/11/2019 Duración: 46min

    This month on the ark audio book club, the gang talk about A. M. Homes controversial novel, The End of Alice. The novel is a character study of a convicted pedophile and child murderer as he reflects over his life in prison. When he starts receiving letters from a bored college student who dreams of seducing the young boy who lives next door to her parent's house, he seizes the opportunity to bring some else into his world. However, all may not be as it seems. Not a great book. This episode features Macon Holt, Frida Hammershøy, Charlie Cassarino and your host Giovanna Alesandro.

  • Ark Audio Book Club #40 The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe

    Ark Audio Book Club #40 The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe

    04/10/2019 Duración: 01h02min
  • Ark Audio Book Club #39 On Earth Were Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

    Ark Audio Book Club #39 On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

    30/08/2019 Duración: 59min

    This month on the ark audio book club, we discussed the debut novel from Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong, “On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous”. The novel is narrated by Little Dog, a Vietnamese refugee who grew up in the United States as a letter to his mother, who’s English comprehension is pretty limited. In the letter, he excavates his childhood, adolescent and emerging sexuality while exploring the communicative limitations of formal experimentation and beautiful writing. Discussing the novel this month are Charlie Cassarino, Sheri Helberg and Emilie Bang-Jensen with host, Macon Holt.

  • Ark Audio Book Club #38 The Easter Parade by Richard Yates

    Ark Audio Book Club #38 The Easter Parade by Richard Yates

    26/07/2019 Duración: 48min

    This month on the ark audio book club, we discuss the unhappy lives of the Grimes sisters in Richard Yates modern classic of American aspirational despair, "The Easter Parade". Featuring Emma Aggersbo Tomel Chwałek, Macon Holt and your host, Giovanna Alesandro.

  • Ark Live: Todd May—On the Ontology of Gilles Deleuze

    Ark Live: Todd May—On the Ontology of Gilles Deleuze

    20/07/2019 Duración: 01h05min

    In this Podcast, you will hear a wonderfully concise talk from philosopher, Todd May, the former philosophical advisor to the sitcom The Good Place, on the tricky and alluring topic of the ontology of Gillies Deleuze in his work Difference and repetition. And the illuminating Q&A that followed I screwed up pressing the record button so it kind of starts in media res but all you really missed is some biting political satire from me and Professor May outlining just how tricky Deleuze can be to understand. The rest is intact. If you like the podcast, please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes and subscribing so other people can find us more easily.

  • Ark Live: Plant Organizing—Michael Marder  Mycelium

    Ark Live: Plant Organizing—Michael Marder & Mycelium

    20/07/2019 Duración: 02h05min

    In this podcast, you will hear a presentation from the plant philosopher, Michael Marder on what plants can teach us about political organization and resistance. And a presentation from the Danish art/philosophy and activist group, Mycelium on how they use similar but different principles in their work and the lively Q&A that followed If you like the podcast, please consider leaving us a rating or review on iTunes and subscribing so other people can find us more easily.

  • Ark Audio Book Club #37 The Hundreds by Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart

    Ark Audio Book Club #37 The Hundreds by Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart

    31/05/2019 Duración: 46min

    This month on the ark audio book club, we dive into a work experimental affect theory fictocriticism with "The Hundreds" by the literary scholar, Lauren Berlant, and anthropologist, Kathleen Stewart. Talking about the book this month are Tomel Chwałek, Sheri Helberg and Giovanna Alesandro and your host is Macon Holt.

  • Ark Audio Book Club #36 Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

    Ark Audio Book Club #36 Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

    01/05/2019 Duración: 47min

    This month we have read “Convenience Store Woman” by Sayaka Murata, her 10th book and her first novel to be translated into English and now Danish too. The Novel to the story of Keiko, a woman out of sorts from the world who has learned not to trust her instincts. Thus she has found sanctuary from the adult world by working in a convenience story store, a place in which your every utterance come from a rule book. For 18 years this has gone fine but its starting to wear thin with the rest of her network, which she only really has to keep up appearances and pass the time while not at work. To fix this she resolves to get together with another social misfit, Shiraha, to appear more normal to the outside world. But this threatens to take her away from her beloved convenience store. Talking about the book this month are Jiri Chabera, Frida Hammershøy and of course Giovanna Alesandro. Hosted by Macon Holt.

  • Ark Audio Book Club #35 You Know You Want This by Kristen Roupenian

    Ark Audio Book Club #35 You Know You Want This by Kristen Roupenian

    29/03/2019 Duración: 01h05min

    This month on the ark audio book club the gang discuss the debut short story collection by the author of the viral hit story "Cat Person", Kristen Roupenian, "You Know You Want This". The collection is an exploration of the miscommunicated, frustrated and perverse desires the American middle class. It's funny and uncomfortable reading but does it have something new to say about this well-trodden ground? On the panel this month are Macon Holt, Charlie Cassarino, Frida Hammershøy and host Giovanna Alesandro.

  • Ark Audio Book Club #34 My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

    Ark Audio Book Club #34 My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

    22/02/2019 Duración: 46min

    This Month, the Ark Audio Book Club discuss Ottessa Moshfegh's second novel, "My Year of Rest and Relaxation". The novel is the story of an attractive, wealthy young woman whose feelings of disaffection, alienation and nihilism, not to mention old fashioned familial trauma, are so overwhelming she decides she needs to sleep for a year. It's the end of the year 2000 in New York and unbeknownst to everyone, the world in which this makes sense is coming to an end. This month on the panel are Ebba Wester and Giovanna Alesandro with your host Macon Holt. They are spoiling from the start.

  • Ark Audio Book Club #33 Repetition by Søren Kierkegaard

    Ark Audio Book Club #33 Repetition by Søren Kierkegaard

    07/12/2018 Duración: 58min

    In the final ark audio book club of 2018, the Ark Audio Book Club Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard's advice on how to get out of a relationship without dumping anyone, "Repetition". But this short philosophical novella has so much more to say about the (im)possibility of consistency and identity in a world that is too interesting to stay the same. This month on the panel are Charlie Cassarino, Sheri Helberg, Macon Holt, and your host is Giovanna Alessandro

  • Ark Audio Book Club #32 Orlando by Virginia Woolf

    Ark Audio Book Club #32 Orlando by Virginia Woolf

    09/11/2018 Duración: 53min

    This month, the ark audio book club discuss Virginia Woolf's classic modernist novel of gender shifting, genre defying, identity questioning, time warping, language inventing and form defining, "Orlando: A Biography". Featuring Frederikke Nøhr Hemmingsen Josephine Lund Leviné and hosted by Macon Holt.

  • Ark Live—After The Great Refusal: A Conversation with Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen

    Ark Live—After The Great Refusal: A Conversation with Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen

    19/10/2018 Duración: 01h32min

    Here is the audio from our evening of conversation with art historian and cultural critic Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen to mark the release of his new collection of essays, "After the Great Refusal". "After the Great Refusal" offers a Western-Marxist reading of contemporary art focusing on the continued presence (or absence) of the avant-garde’s transgressive impulse. Taking art’s ability to contribute to a potential radical social transformation as its point of departure, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen analyses the relationship between the current neoliberal hegemony and contemporary art, including relational aesthetics and interventionist art, new institutionalism and post-modern architecture. Mikkel Bolt Rassmusen is an art historian and cultural critic. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, and is co-editor of the journals K&K and Mr. Antipyrine. He is the author of many books in Danish and two previous books in English: Playmates and Playboys at a Higher Le

  • Ark Audio Book Club #31 Outline by Rachel Cusk

    Ark Audio Book Club #31 Outline by Rachel Cusk

    28/09/2018 Duración: 58min

    This month on the Ark Audio Book Club, we discuss the first novel in Rachel Cusk's Outline Trilogy, "Outline". This is a novel in 10 conversations between out narrator Faye, a recently divorced 50-something writer and those she meets on her trip to Greece to teach creative writing. Faye is almost absent from that narrative, the only real sense we have of her is how she assesses the narratives of those she speaks with, which may be more revealing than she intends it to be. This month features Charlie Cassarino, Sheri Helberg and Macon Holt with host Giovanna Alesandro.

  • Ark Audio Book Club #30 The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek

    Ark Audio Book Club #30 The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek

    31/08/2018 Duración: 52min

    This month on the Ark Audio Book Club we discussed the Nobel Prize-winning author Elfriede Jelinek’s disturbing 1983 novel of repression desire and violence, The Piano Teacher. The novel tells the story of Erika Kohut, a talented one-time concert pianist in Vienna who, due to a couple of key performance failures (although arguably the cause of these run deeper), has been relegated to a career as a piano teacher for elite students. Erika is in a codependent abusive relationship with her Mother, with whom she lives and shares a bed. Her Mother tries to control as much of Erika’s life as possible; from the clothes she buys and the hours she is allowed to be out of the house, to the complete prohibition on romantic relationships with men. But Erika sneaks out behind her mothers back to engage in acts of pornographic voyeurism, secretly harbouring sadomasochistic desires that, while they wouldn’t make the Marquis de Sade blush, are certainly enough for him to give Erika the time of day. Things begin to escalate as

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