Working Outside my Comfort Zone: A Literary Scholar Tackles Financial Modelling

6 March 2014, 17:00 - 18:30

SG1, Alison Richard Building

 Mary Poovey, Samuel Rudin University Professor in the Humanities, New York University, will give a lecture as part of the CRASSH Mellon CDI Visiting Professor programme.

This lecture explores some of the challenges of moving from a lifelong research project centred in eighteenth and nineteenth-century British literature to a project focused on modern economics and finance, mostly in the United States. Mary Poovey will discuss the argument of the book she and Kevin R Brine are completing, A Modern Way of Knowing: Studies in the History of Financial Modeling, and she will examine the risks and rewards of this intellectual swerve.


This event is free to attend and open to everyone.  No registration required.