Date(s) - 11 Apr 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Organised by the Centre for the Book and Melbourne Poetics Research in conjunction with the Literary and Cultural Studies Research Program.
Damon Krukowski from Exact Change Press will be discussing the European avant-garde contribution to literary Modernism, and the role of specialist publishers in disseminating this work to English language readers. Along with other publishers, such as Atlas Press, Green Integer, and Dalkey Archive, Exact Change has provided an expanded view of the Modernist tradition, realigning the prevailing orthodoxy of the Anglo-American canon for a generation of readers.
Exact Change publishes books of experimental literature with an emphasis on Surrealism, Dada, Pataphysics, and other nineteenth and twentieth century avant-garde art movements. The press was founded in 1989 by Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang, known outside publishing as musicians from the bands Damon & Naomi, and Galaxie 500. Exact Change authors include Guillaume Apollinaire, Louis Aragon, Antonin Artaud, John Cage, Leonora Carrington, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Morton Feldman, Alice James, Alfred Jarry, Franz Kafka, Lautréamont, Gérard de Nerval, Fernando Pessoa, Raymond Roussel, Philippe Soupault, Gertrude Stein, Stefan Themerson, Denton Welch, and Unica Zürn.