Artist Talk: Jeff VanderMeer
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jeff VanderMeer presents “Space, Power, Fiction & Temporality in the Southern Reach Trilogy” as part of the 2018 interdisciplinary masterclass Against All Suns.
About the Artist
Jeff VanderMeer is the 2016 - 2017 Trias Writer-in-Residence for Hobart-William Smith College. His most recent fiction is the New York Times-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (“Annihilation,” “Authority” and “Acceptance”), which won the Shirley Jackson and Nebula awards. The trilogy made over 30 year’s best lists, including Entertainment Weekly’s top ten, and prompted the New Yorker to call the author “the weird Thoreau.” VanderMeer’s nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Atlantic.com and the Los Angeles Times. He has taught at the Yale Writers’ Conference and the Miami International Book Fair, lectured at MIT, Brown and the Library of Congress. His forthcoming novel from Farrar, Straus and Giroux is titled “Borne.” He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, the noted editor Ann VanderMeer.
Learn more at http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/.
About Against All Suns
Against All Suns in an advanced interdisciplinary seminar presented by the Kathrine G. McGovern College of Arts at the University of Houston that explores space and power, performativity, fiction, individual and collective agency, temporality, site, inhabitation and history. In addition to the seminar, Against All Suns offers a series of co-curricular events featuring contemporary leaders in the fields of visual art, performance, philosophy, art history, creative writing, sociocultural anthropology, sound art, filmmaking and community projects.
These events are part of the 2018 DUST program, a collaboration between the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts and Beaux-arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire.