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The goal of this class is to provide literary writers with a basic introduction to the main themes and concerns of the “dismal science,” economics. Because we live in a world that’s dominated by these ideas, it is important for writers not only to be aware of them and their social implications but also to see how they might influence our thinking and writing. We are all economic animals, whether we like it or not. We will explore the ideas of scribblers like Thomas Piketty, Joan Robinson, and Karl Marx, and there will be three writing workshops to distill our economic frenzies into elegant prose and poems.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 6 Sessions
Start Date: 02/22/2016
End Date: 03/28/2016
Days of the Week: Monday
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$245.00 General Price:
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Charles Tonderai Mudede is a Zimbabwean-born writer, filmmaker, and cultural critic. He writes about film, books, music, crime, art, economics, and urban theory for The Stranger. Mudede has made three films, two of which, Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and one, Zoo, was screened at Cannes. Mudede has written for the New York Times, Arcade Journal, Cinema Scope, Ars Electronica, The Village Voice, Radical Urban Theory, and C Theory. Mudede is also on the editorial board for the Black Scholar, which is based at the University of Washington, and between 1999 and 2005, lectured on post-colonial theory at Pacific Lutheran University, and in 2003 published a short book, Last Seen, with Diana George. Mudede has lived in Seattle since 1989.