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Thomas Piketty: Capitalism and Lit

From Thomas Piketty’s bestseller Capital in the 21st Century: “It is surely no accident that money—at least in the form of specific amounts—virtually disappeared from literature after the shocks of 1914–1945.” This class wants to return an understanding to writing not only of wealth but also economics as a whole. It will explain the key ideas of Piketty’s book and provide basic instruction on the key concepts of economics, a field that has been dominated by mathematics for thirty years and is only now returning to its proper place: politics. A twenty-first century writer should feel at home in economics (yes, that’s a pun). About half of the class will be writing workshop.

Instructor: Charles Mudede

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 01/14/2015

End Date: 02/18/2015

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$245.00 General Price:

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Charles Mudede

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.

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