Marx for Cats: A Radical Bestiary (a CSNA Guest Lecture by Leigh Claire La Berge)

Arts Building, Room 439
Thursday 8 June 2023 (13:00-15:30)

John Munro or Rona Cran

Drawing of a cat sitting on a bag of money

Centre for the Study of North America

Come and hear about the history of Western capitalism told through the cat, revealing a heretofore unrecognized animality at the heart of Marx's critique and that of Western Marxism more generally.

Leigh Claire La Berge is a Professor of English at BMCC CUNY and a 2021-2023 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Free University of Berlin. She is author of Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s (2014) and Wages Against Artwork: Decommodified Labor and the Claims of Socially Engaged Art (2019) as well as the co-editor of Reading Capitalist Realism (2014). 

Image:  The anarchist cat emblem "Sabby-Tabby" of the Industrial Workers of the World's and this image is from the 1913 'Sabotage' pamphlet