Finance Fiction Colloquia #4: Marx for Cats – A Radical Bestiary

Leigh Claire La Berge presents her current book project Marx for Cats – Radical Bestiary. In it she argues that the history of Western capitalism can be told through the cat and that doing so reveals a heretofore unrecognized animality at the heart of Marx’s critique and of Western Marxist critique.

Leigh Claire La Berge is a Humboldt Fellow at the Free University of Berlin, an associate professor of English at the City University of New York. She is the author of numerous works of economically oriented criticism, including the books Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s (Oxford: 2014) and Wages Against Artwork: Decommodified Labor and the Claims of Socially Engaged Art (Duke, 2019) as well as co-editor of Reading Capitalist Realism (Iowa, 2014).

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