Foreign Objekt presents a book reading and panel discussion for David Roden's newly published book, Snuff Memories (Schism Press: 2021), which took place on March 7th, 2021.
In David Roden’s Snuff Memories, an ancient time-war ripples through a demon-haunted cosmos as its characters systematically expunge their humanity. Their ‘posthuman becoming’ pre-empts any possible ethics or sane politics. Instead, desire is weaponized from a bleak, inhuman future. Bodies replicate and unzip across the novella’s pornographic vignettes, remade in erotic rituals of mutation, death, and pain.
Romina Wainberg is a PhD Candidate in Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. She holds a Specialization in Creative Writing from Casa de Letras, a BA in Modern Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Buenos Aires, and a Master of Philosophy in Hispanic Studies from the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on Latin American literature of the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries, with a special emphasis on noncanonical, unorthodox, and weird fiction.