Please join us for the second event in our Globalizing Risk Lecture Series as we welcome Joyce Goggin, the Acting Chair of English Literature at the University of Amsterdam, where she also teaches film and new media. She has published numerous articles on literature, painting, film and new media, as well as gambling, addiction and finance. Her most recent work is a co-edited volume entitled The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Genre.
This talk will discuss the financial revolution that began in the late 17th century, the rise of modern banking, and the invention of credit. In particular, this paper will address the persistent orientation to the future inherent to credit-based economies, as well as how this orientation expresses itself in a number of creative and artistic forms not immediately associated with the world of finance.