Acid Horizon

What is Gothic Marxism? A Conversation with The LitCrit Guy

October 21, 2021
Acid Horizon
What is Gothic Marxism? A Conversation with The LitCrit Guy
Show Notes

On this special Halloween episode of Acid Horizon, we're joined by Dr Jonathan Greenaway, whom you may know as the Youtube Video Essayist The Lit Crit Guy. Jon is also the cohost of the Horror Vanguard Podcast, and recent author of  the text Theology, Horror and Fiction out on Bloomsbury press. Today, Jon joins us to discuss the prospects for a 'Gothic' Marxism, one that recognizes the monstrous in capital and the people whom capital monsters in its drive for infinite accumulation. We discuss the figure of the monster, the return of the repressed trauma of capital in the sphere of contemporary horror culture, and what it means to stand in solidarity with the monstrous and the profane. Thinkers included in the discussion include Marx, China Mieville, Margaret Cohen, Paul B. Preciado, Laboria Cubonics, Hegel, Silvia Federici, Walter Benjamin, and Deleuze and Guattari. Also discussed are such horror staples as Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, The Walking Dead, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Tourist Trap, His House, The VVitch, and many more!

Link's to Jon's work:

The LitCrit Guy on YouTube

Horror Vanguard

Jon's Blog

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