Jun 21-23, 2024

Mildred’s Lane Presents: Interspecies Dialogues

Leigh Claire La Berge, author of Marx for Cats: a Radical Bestiary, will be in conversation with Mildred’s Lane “Minister of Strategic Possibilities” Alex A. Jones, about the history of class struggle as a more-than-human topic, the potentialities of interspecies narratives, and the origin of Marx for Cats—a unique and wholly surprising work of animal history—in collaborative practice at Mildred’s Lane. The discussion will distill insights from the concurrent residency, Bibliophantics: Marx for Cats, and other Interspecies Dialogues (June 17-23), a topical retreat for readers and writers at Mildred’s Lane.

Jun 23, 11:00am to 12:00pm
The Darby, 9 Manor Drive, Beach Lake, Pennsylvania
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Leigh Claire La Berge

Leigh Claire La Berge is Professor of English at BMCC CUNY. She is the author of numerous works of economically oriented criticism, including the books Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s, Wages Against Artwork: Decommodified Labor and the Claims of Socially Engaged Art, and Marx for Cats: A Radical Bestiary as well as the co-editor of Reading Capitalist Realism.

Alex A Jones

Alex A. Jones writes about art, ecology, and the occult. Her research process leads her to collaborative and social practice, as both the “Minister of Strategic Possiblities” of Mildred’s Lane, and as a founding member of the film collective VIROSA. In 2023 she received the Andy Warhol Foundation Art Writers Award for her ongoing project “Art and Ecology in the Third Millennium.” Her art writing appears in the Brooklyn Rail.

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