Thursday 11 April 2-4pm
Room N702, Menzies Building, Monash (Clayton Campus)
Damon Krukowski from Exact Change Press will be discussing the
European avant garde contribution to literary Modernism, and the role
of specialist publishers in disseminating this work to
English-language readers. Along with other publishers, such as Atlas
Press, Green Integer, and Dalkey Archive, Exact Change has provided an
expanded view of the Modernist tradition, realigning the prevailing
orthodoxy of the Anglo-American canon for a generation of readers.
Exact Change publishes books of experimental literature with an
emphasis on Surrealism, Dada, Pataphysics, and other nineteenth and
twentieth century avant-garde art movements.
The press was founded in 1989 by Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang, known
outside publishing as musicians from the bands Damon & Naomi, and
Galaxie 500. Exact Change authors include Guillaume Apollinaire, Louis
Aragon, Antonin Artaud, John Cage, Leonora Carrington, Giorgio de
Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Morton Feldman, Alice James, Alfred Jarry,
Franz Kafka, Lautréamont, Gérard de Nerval, Fernando Pessoa, Raymond
Roussel, Philippe Soupault, Gertrude Stein, Stefan Themerson, Denton
Welch, and Unica Zürn.