The Scored Life OR Global Finance and the Politics of Abstraction

Dec 10, 2015
04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
124 Sparks

Dr. Christian Haynes, Dartmouth College

Bringing together Marxist considerations of political economy with the critical discourse of biopolitics, this lecture considers the power of financial abstractions to foster life or to disallow life to the point of death.

Christian Haines is Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College. He is currently completing a book entitled A Desire Called America: Biopolitics, Utopia, and the Literary Commons, which examines utopian figurations of biology and corporeality in nineteenth-century and contemporary U.S. literature. He is also working on a project on global finance and the politics of abstraction with the working title Finance as a Way of Life.

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