Lundimatin, 234: Des chauve-souris et des hommes: politiques épidémiques et coronavirus (2020) [French]

25 March 2020, dusan

An issue of the French journal Lundimatin dedicated to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) events and the state of exception.

Contributions by Wu Ming, Raoul Vaneigem, Sarah Mekdjian, Jacques Fradin, Lionel Ruffel, Jérome Benarroch, Philippe Tancelin, a.o.

The issue is in French, with the exception of the anonymous essay Monologue du virus [What the Virus Said] published also in Arabic, Armenian, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, and Spanish.

Publisher Lundimatin, Rouen, 16-22 Mar 2020

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New Formations, 78: Materialities of Text: Between the Codex and the Net (2013)

18 December 2019, dusan

“The cultural authority of the codex form of the book appears to be in a process of displacement ensuing from the rise of on-line digital media. The traditional material structures of the book – its physical forms and its institutional forms of production, circulation, and preservation – are often seen as being subject to dematerialisation; evaporating in the transitory appearances of the digital screen and in the proliferation of new systems of production. However, this issue of New Formations makes the case that the present historical juncture should be understood as a mixed media milieu, in which traditional and digital forms of writing and publishing coalesce and conflict in a complex array of textual materialities.

Such materialities of text are at once sites of political and aesthetic experimentation, and of intense capitalization, intersecting features which are approached in the articles collected here through a broad range of theoretical and empirical themes: diagrammatic writing; the material reading formations of a best-seller novel; grey literature in the institutions of cultural studies; Black Twitter; the politics of Open Access and the artists’ book; digital humanities and its political problematics; the bibliopolitics of the passport; and the political and aesthetic forms of independent publishing.”

Contributions by Richard Burt, Sanjay Sharma, Hanna Kuusela, Johanna Drucker, Ted Striphas and Mark Hayward, Sas Mays, Janneke Adema and Gary Hall, Jodi Dean, Sean Dockray, Alessandro Ludovico, Pauline van Mourik, Broekman, Nicholas Thoburn and Dmitry Vilensky.

Edited and with an Introduction by Sas Mays and Nicholas Thoburn
Publisher Lawrence & Wishart, Summer 2013
ISSN 0950-2378
207 pages

Review: Janneke Adema (2013).

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Potlatch: bulletin d’information de l’Internationale lettriste, 1-29 (1954-1957) [FR, EN, RU]

14 November 2019, dusan

Potlatch: bulletin d’information de groupe français de l’Internationale lettriste, later Potlatch: bulletin d’information de l’Internationale lettriste was a periodical of the Lettrist International published in 29 numbers from 22 June 1954 through 5 November 1957. It appeared weekly for the first 12 numbers, then monthly through the number 24, afterwards occasionally. The editors were André-Frank Conord (1-8), Mohamed Dahou (9-18, 20-22), Gil J Wolman (19), and Jacques Fillon (23-24). Several members, including Guy Debord, Michèle Bernstein, Mohamed Dahou, and Gil J Wolman went on to form the Situationist International.

Published in Paris, 1954-1957
via Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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Translations:
English (selected texts, n.d.)
Russian (selected texts, c2017)