Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Economies of Aesthetics Events

Aesthetic practices—literature, film, visual and sonic arts, among others—capture and represent various aspects of economy such as gift, usury, or credit.

They not only stage or narrate these economic categories and engage with them but they also document and resist the economic appropriations of sensory perception. 

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Contemporary critical theorists explored the question of debt in an interdisciplinary perspective. The conference examined the various ways of narrating—witnessing—the condition of being indebted and the historical rise of indebtedness as a mode of governance, each narrative entailing decisions about justice, ethics, politics.