Kill All Normies: From 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right

Host/Sponsor: 
Zero Books
Room: 
1.89
Timeslot: 
SUNDAY June 4th Session 7: 3:40pm - 5:40pm
Abstract: 
A discussion about the rise of the racist right and protofascism led by Angela Nagle. Angela Nagle is a cultural critic living in Ireland. She writes for the Baffler, Current Affairs, Jacobin and the Dublin Review of Books. Her essay "The New Man of 4Chan" was published by Baffler in 2016, her essay "Palecons for Porn" was published in Jacobin in February of 2017, and her book "Kill All Normies" is out from Zero Books. The topics covered in this panel will include whether the radical left needs to change tactics in order to take on a new right-wing threat, how internet culture contributes to a climate that is conducive to the development of ideological racists, and just what motivates the "alt-right."
Reading List: 
The New Man of 4chan (the Baffler), Porn for Palecons (Jacobin)
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Douglas
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Lain
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Zero Books
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Douglas Lain is the publisher of Zero Books, a novelist, a blogger, and a podcaster. His first novel, entitled Billy Moon tells the story of Christopher Robin Milne’s fictional involvement with the French general strike in May of 1968, and was released from Tor Books in 2013. His second book entitled After the Saucers Landed is about a Fluxus artist and Ufologist who sinks into a deep depression after the aliens arrive on schedule.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Angela
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Nagle
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
The Baffler, Zero Books
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Angela Nagle is a cultural critic living in Ireland. She writes for the Baffler, Current Affairs, Jacobin and the Dublin Review of Books. Her essay "The New Man of 4Chan" was published by Baffler in 2016, her essay "Palecons for Porn" was published in Jacobin in February of 2017, and her book "Kill All Normies" is out from Zero Books.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Shuja
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Haider
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Viewpoint, Jacobin
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Shuja Haider is a contributing editor at Viewpoint and a writer for Jacobin. His essay "Safety Pins and Swastikas" was published in Viewpoint and reprinted in Jacobin in January 2017. Subsequently, he published "The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel," a genealogy of neoreaction, at Viewpoint.
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Ashley
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Frawley
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Swansea University
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Ashley Frawley is a lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, Swansea University, Wales. She is the author of the book The Semiotics of Happiness.
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator First Name: 
Alfie
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Last Name: 
Bown
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Hong Kong Review of Books
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Biography: 
Alfie Bown is the editor of the Hong Kong Review of Books and was one of the organizers of the now defunct Everyday Analysis Collective.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Charles
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Lain
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Zero Books

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