Lunch & Learn: Marxism for Writers

Whether Marxism is a texture in your work or a guiding principle, professor Richard Wolff explores the ways you can use the concepts of Karl Marx in your creative work.

Event Details

Friday April 21, 2023 12:00 pm

via Zoom


Hosted by Richard Wolff

“Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He has forgotten to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.”

  – Karl Marx

Writing a narrative about revolution? Is your story set in a post-capitalist world? Is one of your characters a communist?  Whether Marxism is a texture in your work or a guiding principle, what are the most dynamic ways to utilize the concepts of Karl Marx?

Join renowned professor Richard Wolff for a primer on Marxism geared towards narrative storytelling. We will cover the core economic concepts as well as his greatest hits — from opiate of the masses to From each according to his ability… We may even look at the current WGA negotiation with a Marxist lens.

About Richard Wolff

Named by the New York Times as “America’s most prominent Marxist economist,” Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University, NYC. He is the founder of Democracy at Work and host of their nationally syndicated show Economic Update. His books include The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself; Understanding Socialism; and Understanding Marxism, which can be found at (external – opens in a new window).

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