Glasgow International

Kate Briggs

Briggs is a writer and translator.

She has translated two volumes of lecture and seminar notes by Roland Barthes both published by Columbia University Press, and is the author of Exercise in Pathetic Criticism (Information as Material, 2011), On Reading as an Alternation of Flights and Perchings (NO Press, 2013) and co-editor of The Nabokov Paper (Information as Material, 2013), an experiment in novel-reading which also produced an exhibition at Shandy Hall, Coxwold (UK). This Little Art, a long essay on the practice of translation, was published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in September 2017.

Briggs is a core tutor on the MFA in Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam.

Kate Briggs, Joseph Buckley, Francis McKee, Vivian Sky Rehberg, Sarah Tripp, Nina Wakeford and Brighton Upton-Trust

Invitations to Forms


An exhibition and seminar series examining ‘form’ in the narrative arts, based around materials curated by five writers and artists.

Visitors are invited to use the space at the Poetry Library at the Mitchell Library as a research centre, and attend seminars by the contributors, each of which will help compile a new vocabulary for exploring ‘the formal’ when approaching the narrative arts of the screen, stage and page.

Supported by Glasgow International, The Glasgow School of Art, the Piet Zwart Institute and The Mitchell Library

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Thu, 9am-8pm
Fri – Sat, 9am-5pm

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