Popular and Counter Culture: an Introduction
Speaker: Niall Gallen
Introducing the work and career of Mark Fisher, this session will begin with a discussion about Fisher’s early career and the work he produced while he was a member of the CCRU. This will involve looking at passages from his essay ‘White Magic’. We will then introduce Fisher’s mid-period of work by focusing on his early blog material, in particular ‘Robot Historian in the Ruins’ (2009), and his pop cultural journalism, as with ‘Fading Privilege: Girls’ (2014). We will then open the floor to a wider discussion of these texts and the presence of Pop culture in both Fisher’s work, and theory more generally.