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Anke Hennig: Retro-Formalism On the economics of a project in poetic theory

A hundred years after the debate between the theories of Formalism and Marxism in post-revolutionary Russia, I intend to re-enact it. Originally the confrontation had a political focus whereas I am interested in the economics thereof: the economic concepts that Marxist and Formalist theories proposed and the economics in the discussion itself.
Furthermore, by lending symbolic capital to the Formalist theory by developing a Retro-formalist position, I simultaneously want to elaborate how the use of time shaped the symbolic capital of Formalist theory. My thesis proposes that contemporary investment in historical theory is grounded in speculation about time as a resource for the valorization of concepts.

topics: Capitalogos