Please join us for the launch of Reading Kofman in Constellation (RKIC)! RKIC is a book of poetry, fiction, comics, film, and essays resulting from a reading group of the same name that took place at Hopscotch Reading Room in 2023. Sarah Kofman (1934–1994) was a multidisciplinary philosopher and thinker whose work touched on themes including but not limited to: metaphor, psychoanalysis, feminism, artistic experience, haunting, death, and food. The RKIC reading group explored the fascination with haunting that traverses Kofman's meditations on aesthetic experience and autobiography in dialogue with other voices including Saidiya Hartman, Clarice Lispector, Renee Gladman, and Clio Nicastro. The event will feature readings, refreshments, and a few surprises.
Reading Kofman in Constellation includes contributions from Seda Mimaroğlu, Yanara Friedland, Mimi Howard, Cheong Kin Man, Sarah Messerschmidt, Rachel Pafe, Katarzyna Sala, Marta Stanisława Sala, and Myriam Sauer. Its cover features art by Charlotte Murdoch and it is published by Pseudo Press.