Fonds MsC 145 - Rachel Zolf fonds

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Rachel Zolf fonds

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MsC 145

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  • 2007-2014 (Creation)
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    Zolf, Rachel

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4 m of textual records and electronic records

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(1968-)

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Rachel Zolf’s artistic practice explores materialist questions about memory, history, knowledge, subjectivity and the conceptual limits of language and meaning. Her five books of poetry include Janey’s Arcadia (2014), Neighbour Procedure (2010) and Human Resources (2007), all from Coach House Books. She has won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and been a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the Raymond Souster Memorial Award. Her film version of Janey’s Arcadia has shown at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and other venues. Among her many collaborations, she wrote the film The Light Club of Vizcaya: A Women’s Picture, directed by New York artist Josiah McElheny, which premiered at Art Basel Miami; and she conducted the first collaborative MFA in Creative Writing ever, The Tolerance Project. She has taught at New York’s The New School and the University of Calgary and is completing a PhD in philosophy at the European Graduate School.

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Records were in the custody of Rachel Zolf prior to their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books in 2014.

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Fonds consists of research sources, drafts, correspondence, interviews, journals, magazines, teaching files, essay files, grant applications, and tax information. Records document Zolf's work as a poet, critic, editor, essayist, filmmaker and professor at the New School and University of Calgary. People with whom Zolf regularly corresponds include poets Charles Bernstein, Anne Waldman, Michael Davidson, Rodrigo Toscano, Erin Moure, Joan Retallack; theorist Judith Butler; artists Josiah McElheny, Zoe Leonard and Moyra Davey, and publisher Alana Wilcox.

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Works in this fonds are under copyright. Researchers are required to secure permission from the copyright holders for usage of this material, except for those covered by fair dealing.

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Related materials are at the Rachel Zolf fonds at York University's Clara Thomas Archives. http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000538.htm

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Created January 12, 2016. SS

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