Debt in History

Страна: Канада

Город: Toronto

Тезисы до: 01.08.2017

Даты: 18.05.18 — 19.05.18

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: ue_tom@hotmail.com

Организаторы: University of Toronto Scarborough

 

At a Q&A that followed a Toronto screening of Little Men (2016), a film about two families’ battle over a lease and its impact on the lives of its central protagonists, director Ira Sachs reflected on the modern-day struggle of many families to remain in the middle class. Sachs’s film speaks to the primacy of economics in discourse. Recent scholarship has shown the value of reading film and literature economically. The enormously influential work of David Graeber, Mary Poovey, Margot C. Finn, Julian Hoppit, Sandford Borins, Audrey Jaffe, Margaret Atwood, and others have opened up new avenues for thinking about money and the humanities. This conference aims both to consolidate and to advance criticism in literature, film, philosophy, and cultural studies by attending to some incarnations of debt and analyzing their wider implications.

 

Possible themes and topics:

 

Capitalism

Capital

Inheritance

Faith

Credibility

Chance

Marxism

Interest

Commerce

Trade

Liberalism

Finances

Housing

Rent

Mortgage

Banks

Credit

Debit

Ranking

Poverty

Labour

Forgiveness

Cash

Stocks

Forgery

Political Economy

Colonialism

Wealth

Веб-сайт конференции: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2017/03/29/debt-in-history