Anne Elizabeth Moore, who has been called a “rad writer,” a “relentless advocate of independent media” and a “notable underground author,” will speak on “Unmarketable: How Corporate Culture Infiltrated the Underground,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the library's Geneva Room.
In addition, she will offer a workshop on zine making and self-publishing from 3 to 5 p.m. the following day, Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Fisher Center, 212 Demarest.
A publishing author since she was 15, Moore’s work has appeared in “The Onion,” “Chicago Reader,” “Bitch,” “The Stranger,” “The Progressive,” “Punk Planet,” and more than 30 single-shot punk zines.
She is also the author of “Hey Kidz, Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People,” and editor of the esteemed “Best American Comics” series for Houghton Mifflin.
Her most recent book, “Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity,” is a powerful critique of corporate marketing's appropriations of and alliances with the cultural underground as well as a highly entertaining depiction of the absurdity produced by our advertising-saturated, late-capitalist wonderland.
Moore's visit is sponsored by the Provost's Office, the Political Science and Art departments, the International Relations and Media and Society programs, and the Fisher Center. Copies of “Unmarketable” are available at The College Store.