Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher (July 11, 1968–January 13, 2017) was a British writer, critic, and cultural theorist based in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. He initially achieved acclaim for his blogging as k-punk in the early 21st century, and was known for his writing on radical politics, music, and popular culture. Over the course of his career, he contributed to publications such as The Wire, the Guardian, Fact, New Statesman, and Sight & Sound. He also published several books, including Capitalist Realism (2009), Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures (2014), and The Weird and the Eerie (2017).


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In Memoriam: Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher's fans, friends, and colleagues remember the author of "Capitalist Realism" and "The Weird and the Eerie."...

In Memoriam: Mark Fisher


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