Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1E 7HX
Michael Löwy – Masterclass 2: Marxism and Romanticism, from Karl Marx to Jose Carlos Mariategui
Romanticism is a cultural protest against the modern capitalist civilisation in the name of pre-capitalist values. Marx and Engels were not Romantics, but were inspired by Romantic writers, historians or economists, in the development of their anti-capitalist perspective. In the 20th century, one can find many Romantic Marxists, from the Surrealists to the First Latin American Marxist, the Peruvian Jose Carlos Mariategui.
Introduction by Professor Esther Leslie (Birkbeck):