Evan Calder Williams

Evan Calder Williams is the author of Combined and Uneven Apocalypse; Roman LettersShard Cinema; and two forthcoming books in 2019, Prowling Forms and Manual Override: A Theory of Sabotage. He is the translator, with David Fernbach, of Mario Mieli’s Towards a Gay Communism. His writing has appeared in Film QuarterlyWdW Review, The ItalianistFrieze, La Furia UmanaWorld PictureThe Journal of American StudiesMute, EsteticaCultural Politics, and The New Inquiry, amongst other publications. He is part of the editorial collective of Viewpoint Magazine and is a founding member of the film and research collective 13BC. He was an artist-in-residence at ISSUE Project Room and has had solo exhibitions at Mercer Union and, in 2019, 80WSE. He has presented films, performance, and audio works at La Biennale de Montreal, the Serpentine Gallery, Images Festival, mumok, the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Portikus, the Whitney Museum, Tramway, Swiss Institute, Artists Space, and the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. He received a PhD in Literature from the University of California Santa Cruz and was a Fulbright Fellow in Italy for his doctoral research. He is currently working on two book projects: a theory of sickness and capitalism, and, with Alberto Toscano, a critical account of periodization.