R210. The Violence of the Page

Room 403 B, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 31, 2016
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


This panel explores the various tones, reasons, genealogies, and methodologies writers might choose to employ when representing violence, cruelty, and bodies on the page. The writers on this panel have explored these issues in a variety of genres (fiction, scholarship, and poetry) and in a variety of registers (comedic, elegiac, outrageous, conceptual, documentary, and more), and are uniquely capable of discussing the aesthetic, political, and metabolic effects of such writing.



Lucy Corin’s third book of fiction is One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses. She was awarded the Rome Prize in Literature in 2012 and she directs the creative writing program at the University of California, Davis.

Maggie Nelson is the author of nine acclaimed books of nonfiction and poetry, including The Argonauts, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, Bluets, Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions, The Red Parts, and Jane: A Murder.

Brian Evenson is the author of eleven books of fiction, most recently Immobility and Windeye, and the recipient of three O. Henry Awards. His translations from the French include works by Gailly, Fremon, Stendhal, Chevillard, Draeger, and more. He teaches in Brown University's literary arts program.

Ben Weissman

Fred D'Aguiar


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center