Spike Island

Extra CurricularArt and culture reading group


Thursday 12 December 2013, 6pm


£3, free for Associates, booking essential

Please contact us for a copy of the reading.

Event type

Extra Curricular

This monthly reading group is a platform for discovering and discussing current topics in art, cultural theory and literature. Each session is led by a guest reader who has nominated a text reflecting their own research while opening up wider debates.
Charlie Fox writes about contemporary art, film and literature for many publications. For the December session Charlie presents Donald Barthelme’s short story The Death of Edward Lear (1979) in which the demise of the famous nonsense poet and landscape painter is imagined as a spectacle for a selected audience, in which he sings, laments and recites a disquisition on cats before dying at a prearranged time. Monstrously sad and unspeakably strange, the story contains many of Fox’s critical preoccupations — conceptual art, ghosts, fame — all played out through the looking-glass of fiction.

Charlie Fox

Charlie Fox is a writer who lives in London. He was born in 1991. His work has appeared in many publications including frieze, Cabinet, Sight & Sound, ArtReview, The Wire and The White Review.