WHAP! Lecture Series
Leigh Claire La Berge’s first book, Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s (2015) tracks the contest between postmodern and realist fictions about finance in a nascent era of financialization, and her articles have appeared in Radical Philosophy, Studies in American Fiction, Criticism, Journal of Cultural Economy, and the Radical History Review. She is the co-editor, along with Alison Shonkwiler, of Reading Capitalist Realism (2014). She is assistant professor of English at the City University of New York (BMCC) and a Faculty Fellow at the CUNY Grad Center.
Michelle Chihara is Assistant Professor of English at Whittier College, where she teaches contemporary American literature and popular culture, creative writing and creative nonfiction. She is the co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Literature & Economics, due out in 2018. She also edits the Economics & Finance section of The Los Angeles Review of Books.