New book: ‘Taking the Floor’

Taking the Floor: Models, Morals, and Management in a Wall Street Trading Room. Daniel Beunza, Princeton University Press 2019. Debates about financial reform have led to the recognition that a healthy financial system doesn’t depend solely on how it is structured—organizational culture matters as well. Based on extensive research in a …

Forthcoming book: ‘Neoliberalism and Contemporary American Literature’

Neoliberalism and Contemporary American Literature. Liam Kennedy and Stephen Shapiro (eds), Dartmouth College Press 2019. Neoliberalism is the rare buzzword that has fully crossed over from academic theorizing into mainstream discussion. This is the first book to examine the ways that US literature has responded to the dominance of our neoliberal …

Workshop: Financing prosperity by dealing with debts, 12 Sep

Financing prosperity by dealing with debts. University College London, 12 September 2019. The Institute for Global Prosperity at University College London is facilitating a one-day workshop next week on contemporary debt problems and possible responses to these. Thursday, 12 September 2019 09:30 – 17:00 BST IAS Common Ground Institute of …

FSN 2019: Final call for papers

Intersections finance and society, 2019. City, University of London, 12-13 December.   The CFP for this year’s FSN conference will close at the end of the month. Last year’s event was a great success and we are anticipating another exciting gathering of scholars working across the full spectrum of ‘finance and …

New book: ‘Market Logics of Contemporary Fiction’

The Market Logics of Contemporary Fiction. Paul Crosthwaite, Cambridge University Press 2019. In the twenty-first century, leading publishers are under intense pressure from their conglomerate owners and shareholders to generate growth and profits. This book shows how these pressures have transformed the contemporary novel. Paul Crosthwaite argues that recent British …

FSN 2019: Call for papers open

Intersections of finance and society, 2019. City, University of London, 12-13 December. The call for papers for this year’s conference in London remains open until 1 August 2019 and we are looking forward to receiving innovative paper and panel abstracts from across the full spectrum of ‘finance and society’ studies. Confirmed …

Populist technologies and the new spectacle of finance

Populist technologies and the new spectacle of finance. University College London, 3 July 2019. The final event in the UCL/New School series on Finance and Populism will be a panel discussion on technology featuring Chiara Bottici (New School), Christian Fuchs (Westminster), and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou (UCL). Discussion begins at 5pm and will be followed …

Two CFPs: Finance capital and the ghosts of empire

Finance capital and the ghosts of empire. Special issue/edited book CFPs. Following successful workshops at Goldsmiths and Sussex over the last two years, the ‘ghosts of empire’ team are seeking written contributions on the intersections of finance, colonialism, empire, and race for two linked projects. Special journal issue: “Finance capital and …

New book: ‘History in Financial Times’

History in Financial Times. Amin Samman, Stanford University Press 2019. Critical theorists of economy tend to understand the history of market society as a succession of distinct stages. This vision of history rests on a chronological conception of time whereby each present slips into the past so that a future …

FSN 2019: Conference CFP now open

Intersections of finance and society, 2019. City, University of London, 12-13 December. We are pleased to announce that the 4th annual FSN conference will return to London in December of this year. The call for papers is now open and can be found here. Keynote addresses: The code of capital: How …