WHAP! Lecture Series: Poltical Fictions: Literature and the Political
West Hollywood Public Library, Common Room
CRITICAL STUDIES: A panel with Peter Gadol (Otis College of Art and Design) and Martín Plot (CalArts)
Peter Gadol graduated from Harvard College in 1986. He is the author of six books: Coyote (Crown, 1990), The Mystery Roast (Crown, 1993), Closer to the Sun (Picador USA, 1996), The Long Rain (Picador USA, 1997), Light at Dusk (Picador USA, 2000) and Silver Lake (Tyrus Books, 2009). He has taught at UCLA and CalArts and is now an Associate Professor in the Graduate Writing Program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Gadol is writing an epic novel about twentieth-century design titled American Modern.
Martín Plot teaches in the Aesthetics & Politics Program in the School of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts. He is the author of Indivisible (2011), La Carne de lo Social (2008), and El Kitsch Político (2003). He has also edited and co-edited several books, and published in Continental Philosophy Review, Constellations, Theory and Event, Umbrales, International Journal of Communication, Le monde diplomatique and Punto de vista, among other journals and reviews.