Leigh Claire La Berge

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Leigh Claire La Berge is an Associate Professor of English at BMCC CUNY and a 2021-2022 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Free University of Berlin. 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 <i?Wages Against Artwork: Decommodified Labor and the Claims of Socially Engaged Art (Duke, 2019) as well as the co-editor of Reading Capitalist Realism (Iowa, 2014). La Berge is currently finishing on a new book about economic history, art and animality entitled Marx for Cats: A Radical Bestiary.

Marx for Cats

A spectre is haunting Marxism—the spectre of a cat.

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