Mark Dery
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Mark Dery

I'm a cultural critic and essayist. I write about anything that catches my magpie eye but have focused on American mythologies (and pathologies)--the stories we tell ourselves, as a culture, in order to live. I coined the term "Afrofuturism" (in the 1994 anthology Flame Wars: The Discourse of Cyberculture, which I edited) and popularized the concept of "culture jamming," which I theorized in my 1993 essay of the same name. I've been a professor of journalism at NYU, an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Art, a Chancellor's Distinguished Fellow at UC Irvine, a Hertog author in Columbia University's Hertog Fellowship program, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome. My books include the essay collection, I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams, The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink, and Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century. My latest book is a biography, Born To Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey, published by Little, Brown on November 6, 2018.

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    • Born to Be Posthumous

    • The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
    • By: Mark Dery
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    Based on newly uncovered correspondence and interviews with personalities as diverse as John Ashbery, Donald Hall, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, and Anna Sui, Born to Be Posthumous draws back the curtain on the eccentric genius and mysterious life of Edward Gorey....

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    • The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
    • By: Mark Dery
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 11-20-18
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