Now, it is completely possible (and very likely) that I may have misconstrued some of what we discussed today, Marxism being fairly unfamiliar to me and the reading being a little confusing as a result.

It seemed like there was this discussion (in Marxist thinking) that art is a distraction to deter from effective social change. My paper is going to look at the creation of cultural memes by Sherlock fans. A big fan and Tumblr, Earl Foolish, began a movement encouraging fans to act in the real world as they would if they were characters within the show universe – effectively, being inspired by “art” to act in the real world in response to that art. I’m not sure if there is any room for these two ideas to work together. Any thoughts?