Dodie Bellamy is the author of many brilliant and groundbreaking books including When the Sick Rule the World (2015), The TV Sutras (2014), Cunt Norton (2013), Barf Manifesto (2008), Cunt-Ups (2001), and The Letters of Mina Harker (1998)—an epistolary novel written from the perspective of the heroine of Bram Stoker’s Dracula—which was recently rereleased in a new edition by Semiotext(e). With her late husband Kevin Killian, she edited the anthology Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative Writing 1977-1997 (2017). in 2019, she was the subject of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art’s “on our mind” program, a yearlong series of public events, commissioned essays, and reading group meetings inspired by an artists’ life and work. She teaches literature and fine arts theory at California College of the Arts.
This conversation is organized by NOVEMBER and presented alongside excerpts from BEE REAVED, published in 2021 by Semiotext(e), and moving-image works from CECILIA DOUGHERTY and ANNE WALSH.