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About Marxist Summer School 2024:

The Institute for the Radical Imagination is pleased to announce the 2024 Marxist Summer School. The Summer School will take place from July 2nd through July 16th on the Greek island of Kasos. The Marxist Summer School is designed to enable those new to historical materialism and 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 one daily mid-day seminar session, 12-2, and one evening session every other day, 7-9, (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 racialization, war, the transformation of desire and subjectivity, and the materialist study of history, to the crisis of democracy, imperialism and accumulation by dispossession, and the requisites for revolutionary practice.

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 $500, and an additional $1000 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 within 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.

For further information, contact Peter Bratsis: