The Regrettable Century

Gothic Marxism and Marxist Romanticism: Embracing All That Makes Us Human (Part I of II)

February 10, 2019 Season 1 Episode 12
The Regrettable Century
Gothic Marxism and Marxist Romanticism: Embracing All That Makes Us Human (Part I of II)
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The Regrettable Century
Gothic Marxism and Marxist Romanticism: Embracing All That Makes Us Human (Part I of II)
Feb 10, 2019 Season 1 Episode 12
Chris, Kevin, Jenny, and Jason
Wherein we discuss Marxist Romanticism and the gothic strain in Marxism, or "gothic Marxism."
Show Notes

In this episode we talk about Marxist romanticism and the gothic strain in Marxism, or "gothic Marxism." We attempt to salvage the detritus of bourgeois society and the broken dreams of generations of the defeated to piece together a vision of world worth fighting for. Marx often used Gothic imagery in his writings and held a strong romantic streak that we think has been ignored by "vulgar" Marxists who cling to the mechanistic Protestantism and scientism of the enlightenment.

This is only part one of a two part episode and we promise you we talk about horror movies eventually, just keep your shorts on.

The intro is a paraphrasing of Adam Turl from a piece he wrote for Red Wedge Magazine, linked below:

The outro music is Bauhaus- The Passion of Lovers


Towards A Gothic Marxism I – On Monsters
https://thelitcritguy.com/2018/02/05/towards-a-gothic-marxism-i-on-monsters/


Towards A Gothic Marxism Part Two: Monsters For Socialism
https://thelitcritguy.com/2018/02/05/towards-a-gothic-marxism-part-two-monsters-for-socialism/ 


A Thousand Lost Worlds: Notes on Gothic Marxism by Adam Turl
http://www.redwedgemagazine.com/evicted-art-blog/a-thousand-lost-worlds-notes-on-gothic-marxism 


Socialists Must Reclaim Halloween
https://jacobinmag.com/2018/10/halloween-socialism-china-mieville 


Michael Lowy on Benjamin’s Gothic Marxism
https://www.radicalphilosophy.com/article/walter-benjamin-and-surrealism


The Horror of the Real: Zizek as Modern Gothic
http://zizekstudies.org/index.php/IJZS/article/view/356/356


Adam Tooze on Surrealism and Gothic Marxism
https://blindfieldjournal.com/2016/12/01/of-surrealism-marxism/


McNally, David. Monsters of the Market : Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2012.

Cohen, Margaret. Profane Illumination : Walter Benjamin and the Paris of Surrealist Revolution. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993

Siegel, Paul N. The Meek and the Militant : Religion and Power Across the World. Chicago, Ill: Haymarket Books, 2005.







 




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