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About Marxist Summer School 2023:

The Institute for the Radical Imagination is pleased to announce the 2023 Marxist Summer School. The Summer School will take place from June 21st through July 5th on the Greek island of Kasos. The Marxist Summer School is designed to enable those who are new to historical materialism as well as more advanced participants to address fundamental questions, concepts, and texts in an intensive way and in an inclusive, non-sectarian, and congenial setting. There will be two daily seminar sessions (held in the Kasos municipal library) where participants will collaborate on close readings of texts and address some of the core political problems of our times: from ecological devastation, war, the transformation of desire and subjectivity, the struggle against work and the liberation of creative spirit, and the crisis of the capitalist state.

The Marxist Summer School is open to everyone with intellectual drive and revolutionary zeal and does not require any previous preparation. Students can register on the Institute website. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $300 and an additional $1100 is due by the end of May. The tuition includes a single occupancy hotel room (there can be reduced rates for those who want to share a room) and one communal meal each day. There will be a maximum of 30 students in total, some financial aid may be available for students on a need basis.

Kasos is a very small island with about 800 residents. It has very little tourism and is an ideal location for engaging in collaborative study and radical thinking. There are a few beaches in walking distance from where you will be staying as well as various small cafes, bars, and tavernas. There are daily flights to Kasos from Rhodes and Karpathos as well as multiple ferry boats from Piraeus each week (connecting through the islands of Crete, Rhodes, and Karpathos), ferry boat tickets from Piraeus start at about 60 euros.

Schedule for Summer 2023:

Week 1 (June 22 – June 28)

Opening Dinner, June 21st

Neoliberalism, War, and the Question of Crisis

Poetry and Revolution


Week 2 (June 29-July 5)

Capitalist Asphyxia: Ecology, Colonialism, Murder

Living Labor, Sabotage, and the Refusal of Work

Closing Dinner, July 5th

Faculty for 2023:

Siarhei Biareishyk, University of Pennsylvania
Peter Bratsis, City University of New York
Isabelle Darmon, Univeristy of Edinburgh
Carlos Frade, University of Salford
Richard Gilman-Opalsky, University of Illinois, Springfield
Arun Gupta, French Culinary Institute
Bruno Gulli, City University of New York
Tony Iantosca, City University of New York
Josh Kolbo, Institute for the Radical Imagination
Kiarina Kordela, Macalester College
Kristin Lawler, College of Mount Saint Vincent
RH Lossin, Harvard University
Michael Pelias, Long Island University, Brooklyn
Matteo Polleri, University of Paris, Nanterre
Alkisti Prepi, National Technical University of Athens
Paul Reynolds, Open University, UK
Panayotis Sotiris, Hellenic Open University
Konstantinos Tsoukalas, University of Athens

For additional information, contact Peter Bratsis at