speculative feminisms | #1 feral feminisms

Thursday, 10 November 2022, 7.30 pm, diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery

Conversation with
Rivers Solomon | Alison Sperling

In this first event in our new series on speculative feminisms, the sf writer Rivers Solomon will be in conversation with the literary scholar Alison Sperling. Together, Alison and Rivers will explore a wide range of topics across the bodies of Rivers’s work, bringing short theoretical passages and concepts to Rivers’s writing and thought as well as, in equal measure, Rivers’s writing to theory. Their discussion will begin from ecological questions and explorations in Rivers’s novels and fan outward to think about the role of speculative, queer, racial, and fungal ecologies, decolonizing nature, mutualism and care, domesticity and the feral, and weird hybridities and kinships.

More upcoming events with Rivers Solomon:

11 November 2022, 7 pm (doors), at Club KwangLee in Dresden, with a performance by Obaro Ejimiwe and a conversation with Nelly Y. Pinkrah and Ali Sperling

12 November 2022, 7 pm, at Hopscotch Reading Room (winter location, Gerichtstra├če 45) in Berlin, with Stefanie Dunning

13 November 2022, 6 pm, at Otherland Bookshop in Berlin (please register via Otherland), with Tiara Roxanne

Thumbnail image: Camila de Caux, from the Compost-Writing series (with physarum polycephalum)


Pandemic: The event will be held in accordance with current COVID-19 regulations. The room is equipped with air filtration devices, but given the persistent viral situation, we would also like to ask you, if possible, to test yourselves with a rapid test ahead of the event.