Asia Institute Seminar: Professor Marc Shell of Harvard University: “The Past, Present and Future of Money” (April 27, 6:30 PM)


Asia Institute Seminar

 

Professor Marc Shell

Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature

Harvard University

 

“The Past, Present and Future of Money”

Date:  Friday, April 27, 2012

Time:            6:30-7:30

Place: The Asia Institute

GCS International Building

Moderator:

Emanuel Pastreich
Director
The Asia Institute

(Professor, Humanitas College, Kyung Hee University)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money is undergoing changes in a digital age. Due to technological, cultural, social and political changes, money’s nature and its representations are shifting dramatically. Nevertheless, shifts in the nature of money, involving aesthetic, literary and technological elements, are not new. Professor Marc Shell, MacArthur Fellow and Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, has written extensively on the cultural and literary context of money, providing deep insights into the unexpected parallels between cultural and economic developments from the stone age to the digital age. He asks as a professor of literature: What is money and where does its value come from?

Date:  Friday, April 27, 2012

Time:            6:30-7:30

Place:

The Asia Institute

GCS International Building

Moderator:

Emanuel Pastreich
Director
The Asia Institute

(Professor, Humanitas College, Kyung Hee University)

 

MARC SHELL, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow, is the Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University. He is also Professor in the university’s undergraduate Literature Concentration and the graduate program in History of American Civilization.

His administrative duties at Harvard have included chairing the Literature Concentration and the Department of Comparative Literature. Marc Shell has written widely about economics and art, money and literature, language and comparative literature. He is unique as an expert on literature and art who has taken a comparative approach to the study of money that offers deep insights into the nature of the economy. Professor Shell has over 15 books in print, or in the process of publication. Several important titles are:

Art & Money (Chicago UP 1994), Money, Language, and Thought: Literary and Philosophical Economies from the Medieval to the Modern Era (California UP 1982), The Economy of Literature (Johns Hopkins UP 1978), Wampum and The Origin of North American Money (Illinois UP 2009) &The Painting in the Trash Bin: Otis Kaye and the Perplexities of Art (Chicago UP January 2009).

Location:

The Asia Institute 

GCS International Building

115-3 Kwon-nong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

GCS International Building 서울시 종로구 권농동 115-3

(Come out of exit 4 of Anguk Station and head straight for 400 meters; GCS is across the street from the entrance to Changdok Palace) 

Phone:         02 741-2274 (010 3444 1598 for Emanuel’s cell) 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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