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New podcast episode on financial fiction writing


In the latest episode of the Cultural Life of Money and Finance podcast, Mark Davis is joined by Leigh Claire La Berge, Assistant Professor of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, about opportunities for arts and humanities to engage with money and finance through ideas of performativity and language, in particular how they have been utilised in social studies of finance. They also explore themes of temporality and invisibility, and how these are captured in the financial fiction writing of the 1980s and TV serials of the mid-2000s. Their conversation also touches on the importance of how money and finance are narrated, and the deeper political questions these narratives lay down; and why the arts and humanities might best serve projects for a better financial system by empowering literary studies of finance.