Towards A Gothic Marxism Part Two: Monsters For Socialism

As Sylvia Federici points out in her landmark work. Caliban And The Witch one of the features of the emergence of capitalism was the production of a new kind of subject. The growing mercantile bourgeoisie required labour power to work for them and thus, society and the idea of the subject had to be reshaped. … Continue reading Towards A Gothic Marxism Part Two: Monsters For Socialism

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Towards A Gothic Marxism I – On Monsters

We live in an age of monsters. Such a statement is hardly controversial anymore – from every aspect of culture monsters peer at us, we consume them, we profess our fear, yet the market is saturated with vampires, ghouls, demons, and ghosts. We loathe the monsters, we hide from them. but we love them too. … Continue reading Towards A Gothic Marxism I – On Monsters

The Madwoman in the Attic, The Madman In Your Head

I've always had an interest in more modern incarnation of Gothic culture and texts. However, with a thesis that focuses on the 19th century this will be my final post for a while on modern Gothic TV. The following is based of the text of a paper I gave at the Gothic Manchester Festival Conference held … Continue reading The Madwoman in the Attic, The Madman In Your Head