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Capitalism: A Horror Story – book launch

Tue 16 July, 2024 @ 18:30 - 20:30

Suggested donation of £3
Author Jon Greenaway, host of the Horror Vanguard, joins us to discuss his new book “Capitalism: A Horror Story”, in conversation with Mark Steven author of Splatter Capital.

A horror-story history of capitalism and its relationship to the haunted and the gothic, and a manifesto of Gothic Marxism, which finds revolutionary hope in the nightmare of modernity.

What does it mean to see horror in capitalism? What can horror tell us about the state and nature of capitalism?

Blending film criticism, cultural theory, and philosophy, Capitalism: A Horror Story examines literature, film, and philosophy, from Frankenstein to contemporary cinema, delving into the socio-political function of the monster, the haunted nature of the digital world, and the inescapable horror of contemporary capitalist politics.

Revitalizing the tradition of Romantic anticapitalism and offering a “dark way of being red”, Capitalism: A Horror Story argues for a Gothic Marxism, showing how we can find revolutionary hope in horror- a site of monstrous becoming that opens the door to a Utopian future.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can with a suggested minimum donation of £3.00 in order to help cover venue costs. There are some limited free tickets as well for people who will struggle to contribute this.

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We run an annual festival of politics, arts and culture in May, and weekly events throughout the rest of the year. Find all our events here: https://hdfst.uk/bt-calendar-23-24

Details

Date:
Tue 16 July, 2024
Time:
18:30 - 20:30
Cost:
Suggested donation of £3
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Website:
https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/whats-on/prsc/tue-16-jul-capitalism-a-horror-story-book-launch-108601#e108601

Venue

SPACE at PRSC
17-25 Jamaica St
Bristol, BS2 8JW United Kingdom
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Phone:
0117 214 0029
Website:
https://prsc.org.uk/the-space/

Organiser

Bristol Transformed
Email:
bristoltransformed@gmail.com
Website:
https://bristoltransformed.org/