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 …

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 …

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 …

Artist publication: ‘A Modest Proposal’

A Modest Proposal Artist publication. Vermeir & Heiremans, Jubilee 2018. Vermeir & Heiremans have published a book to accompany their solo exhibition A Modest Proposal (in a Black Box), presented at Pump House Gallery, London (2 October to 16 December 2018), and A Modest Proposal (Symposium) at the Royal College of …

CFP: Cultures and spaces of debt and finance

Cultures and spaces of debt and finance. University of Arizona, 10-11 May 2019. The University of Arizona’s Cultural and Critical Theory program will be hosting a conference in Tucson this May and is inviting paper proposals from across the full range of disciplinary perspectives. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Anthony Alvarez, co-author of …

CFP: Critical finance studies conference, 2019

Critical finance studies conference 2019. Birmingham Business School, 7-9 August. The Critical Finance Studies conference goes to Birmingham this year, and the organisers are explicitly encouraging papers that develop “radically novel ways of thinking and comprehending finance”. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): Finance and the environment Responsible …

CFP: Critical macro-finance workshop

Critical macro-finance workshop. Goldsmiths, University of London, 9-10 September 2019. Warwick Critical Finance Group and Goldsmiths Political Economy Research Centre are co-organising a two-day workshop later this year to explore the seam between critical macro-finance and IPE. Instead of the standard panel and paper presentation format, the organisers are inviting …

TNI report 2019: State of financial power

State of power 2019: Finance. Transnational Institute Annual Report #8, January 2019. This year the TNI have devoted their annual report to the varied dimensions and dynamics of financial power, asking how popular movements might regain control over money and finance. The report features essays by leading activist-scholars on topics ranging …

CFP: Finance capital and the ghosts of empire

Finance capital and the ghosts of empire: An interdisciplinary symposium. University of Sussex, 5-6 April 2019. Following a successful 2017 symposium at Goldsmiths, this upcoming two-day event will bring together artists, activists and scholars from a range of fields to revisit ‘colonial debts, extractive nostalgias, and imperial insolvencies’. The deadline for …