Joshua Clover

Joshua Clover specialises in 20th Century anglophone poetry and poetics, political economy, crisis theory, with an emphasis on political struggle in literature, environment, feminism, and cultures of finance. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Comparative Literature, and affilited faculty in French and Italian Department, Film Studies Program and the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory. His book Riot.Strike.Riot: the New Era of Uprisings, a theorisation of riot as historical phenomenon, is forthcoming from Verso in 2016. He has contributed articles to journals from Representations to Critical Inquiry, keeps a column at The Nation. Forthcoming work focuses on poetry and the transformation of the world-system. He has also published three books of poetry, most recently Red Epic; been translated into several languages and appears in many anthologies including the Norton Introduction to Literature. He has recently been Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Warwick University, UK, and convened a Residential Research Group at the UC Humanities Research Institute.


This illuminated surface of events, this present tense, this staring at screens that we've been doing to escape the flatness of these deadpan days. This calling movies dreams, this calling memories Rome. The colors in Contempt, are they of the …

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Monumental the lacunae between illbiquitous promenaders down to the Square past the Open 24 Hours as social forms of grieving we are prohibited this is the remix the new glitch has been recalled melancholy of luscious Pictober the fall of …

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Vertigo Europa austere museum sex hotel record shop Odeon neon breath isolations in the vale of lang climbing the Whispering Gallery doing the Strand glad girls paper wedding painted retina crosses a small continent between two bars colored rays of …

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