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Troyan, Cassandra
Biography [eng]

Cassandra Troyan is a writer, scholar, and artist whose work uses a materialist feminist lens to demarcate space for interventions in the spheres of theory, politics, and culture. They are the author of several books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently A Theory in Tears (Kenning Editions 2016), and have presented, performed, or screened their work at venues such as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASSMoCA); New York Art Book Fair at MoMA/PS1; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA); The University of Toronto’s “Sex Salon” at the Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies; Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years at SUNY-University at Buffalo; Capitalism, Crisis and Ideology lecture series at Cardiff University; Casco: Office for Art, Design & Theory in Utrecht, NL; Stanford Humanities Center at Stanford University; Perdu in Amsterdam, NL with retrospectives at Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NY and at Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA.

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Troyan, C. (2018). Matriarkat, andra historier och motstånd bortom kvinnoförtryck. Subaltern, II(1-2), 143-152
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Matriarkat, andra historier och motstånd bortom kvinnoförtryck
2018 (Swedish)In: Subaltern, ISSN 1652-7046, Vol. II, no 1-2, p. 143-152Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2018
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-80822 (URN)
Available from: 2019-02-25 Created: 2019-02-25 Last updated: 2019-05-14Bibliographically approved
Troyan, C. (2015). National Veterans Art Museum, Surrealism & War. Chicago review, 59(1/2), 302-305
Open this publication in new window or tab >>National Veterans Art Museum, Surrealism & War
2015 (English)In: Chicago review, ISSN 0009-3696, E-ISSN 2327-5804, Vol. 59, no 1/2, p. 302-305Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
National Category
Art History
Research subject
Humanities, Visual Culture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78864 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-18 Created: 2018-11-18 Last updated: 2019-02-08Bibliographically approved
Troyan, C. (2014). Blacken me blacken me, growled. Charleston, IL: Tiny Hardcore Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Blacken me blacken me, growled
2014 (English)Book (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Charleston, IL: Tiny Hardcore Press, 2014. p. 122
National Category
Literary Composition
Research subject
Humanities, Creative writing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78856 (URN)978-0-9980701-2-4 (ISBN)
Note

“Cassandra Troyan’s Blacken Me Blacken Me, Growled begins by thinking at the very edge of what we call language, listening intently to what desire and disgust sound like there. In this remarkable book, the inchoate flails and wails of pleasure and spectacular pain finally do focus—we aren’t alone even when we beg or squeal. Our lovers are there, our family is there, our community is there, lack and excess, hot filth, cum and treasure. When so much writing conforms to capital’s imperative that we enervate ourselves in our art works, our communities, our sex lives, our sense of what is possible, Blacken Me is a wise reminder that we are not alone, that 'we need the shit,' that 'we are the shit that motivates our bones.' ”–Brandon Brown 

Available from: 2018-11-18 Created: 2018-11-18 Last updated: 2019-04-04Bibliographically approved
Troyan, C. (2014). Kill Manual. Chicago: Artifice Books
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2014 (English)Book (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

While a young woman is receiving a bouquet of unfavorable psychiatric assessments, the voices that comprise her KILL MANUAL are dismantling the terrible machine being leveled at her. Her suicide notes and surgical records of poetry; her accounts of brutal, exhilarating experiences; her self-searing retorts to the biblically tinted advances of the rich and bored to depravity: She uses all forms at her disposal, growing in strength and violence as she struggles “just to be free / and know what that / really means.”

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chicago: Artifice Books, 2014. p. 178
Keywords
creative writing, performative writing, contemporary poetry, poetry
National Category
Literary Composition Specific Literatures
Research subject
Humanities, Creative writing; Humanities, Visual Culture; Humanities, Creative writing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78831 (URN)9781940430263 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-15 Created: 2018-11-15 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
Troyan, C. (2013). Throne of Blood (2ed.). San Francisco, USA: Solar Luxuriance
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2013 (English)Book (Other academic) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

“This book will disturb you to the same degree that you should have been disturbed before you read it. Cassandra Troyan's aphoristic poems reminded me that things are grimmer and life is sadder and filthier than I have will to believe, no matter how often I hear about Jersey Shore. Troyan fills her cup with blood and mucous and says 'take, drink.' She says, 'The body is meat. The meat has feels.' Her narratives form a feedback loop with the sound a human brain makes as she squishes it under her boot. She can be as abject as Bataille or as sick as Cèline, but through it all, maybe best of all, she is also funny.” --Adam Robinson

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
San Francisco, USA: Solar Luxuriance, 2013. p. 90 Edition: 2
National Category
Literary Composition
Research subject
Humanities, Creative writing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78865 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-18 Created: 2018-11-18 Last updated: 2018-12-04Bibliographically approved
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