The Instagram Archipelago, book release party and conversation

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Engelska parken Room 16-1044
  • Lecturer: Elliot Mason
  • Organiser: Department of English, Uppsala University
  • Contact person: Daniel Kane
  • Föreläsning

PhD candidate in American literature Elliot Mason will present a talk on and initiate a conversation about his recently published book.

Set on Idan Hayosh’s peculiar Instagram page of women holding dead fish, The Instagram Archipelago (Zer0 Books, 2022) is a conversation with contemporary culture’s logics of gender and race. Working through recent thinking in Black studies and Hayosh’s satirical images, Elliot C. Mason presents the aesthetics of capitalism as a sea that makes everything the same, turning the world into a single form.

The Instagram Archipelago brings radical antiracist and feminist scholarship to a general audience, applying a model of thinking beyond gender and race to the strange world of online fishing photos. This funny and fascinating book moves past the liberal celebration of gender and race, towards a tiny island of resistance in a growing archipelago.

Elliot Mason