A collection of transcripts from Mark Fisher's final series of lectures at Goldsmiths, University of London, in late 2016.
Mark Fisher (1968 - 2017) was a co-founder of Zero Books and, later, Repeater Books. His blog, k-punk, defined critical writing for a generation. He wrote three books, Capitalist Realism, Ghosts of My Life and The Weird and the Eerie, and was a Visiting Fellow in the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Matt Colquhoun is a writer and photographer from Hull, East Yorkshire. He is the author of Egress- On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher and blogs at xenogothic.com.
"Mark Fisher was a brilliant public speaker. He found new
connections between music, psychoanalysis, and politics. His
lectures opened the world, making it available not just for
critique but for comradeship."
"Mark's unparalleled ability to infuse ideas with life comes across beautifully in these lectures. This series of talks finds Mark weaving his way through working-class history, countercultural libidinal movements, and high theory in an unwavering effort to find an escape from capitalism."
"Mark Fisher has proven to be one of the most influential thinkers of our time. These lectures are a fantastic resource for those of us interested in consciousness, counterculture, and communism. To read them is to remember, once again, Mark's relentless appetite for the emancipation of desire from capital."
"How can the libidinal infrastructure of capitalism be confronted and reconfigured for communism? These lectures, intimate and exploratory, don't have all the answers - more vital than that, they show the necessity of this wrenching question in our catastrophic times."