The Center for Culture and Capital brings together faculty and students who would understand how the dynamics of capital accumulation transform cultural production and its study. We take up the political economy of developed and underdeveloped nations alike, and our more discrete objects of study include traditional literary forms as well as a range of new and old media. In 2016-17, we hosted talks on global Maoism and Magical Realism and the poetics of wagelessness; we also held day-long events on Finance in Latin America, World Cinema, and the 50th anniversary of the publication of Reading Capital.