On Thursday, April 20th, the Program in Poetics & Theory and The Modern and Contemporary Colloquium (NYU English) will host Underwriting Modernism: Insurance, Risk Management, Animal Spirits - A Conversation with Professor Nico Israel!
"Underwriting Modernism: Insurance, Risk Management, Animal Spirits” considers the entanglement of modernist poetics and insurance practices in Kafka, Stevens, Joyce, and others.
This in-person event is open to the public - advanced registration and proof of compliance with NYU's vaccination policy is required for non-NYU visitors. Instructions for accessing campus will be sent to you upon registration: RSVP HERE.
This event will also be streamed. RSVP here for the Zoom webinar.
Nico Israel is a professor of English Literature at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and at Hunter College. Professor Israel’s areas of expertise include twentieth-century British, Irish, U.S. and European literature; literary and critical theory; and art history and visual culture. His primary research is in modernist studies. He also works in the fields of post-1945 literature, post-colonial and globalization studies, translation studies and “World” literature. Professor Israel is the author of two books, Outlandish: Writing between Exile and Diaspora (Stanford, 2000) and Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art (Columbia, 2015). He has also published numerous academic essays on modernist and contemporary literature and theory and over 75 pieces on contemporary visual art, many of them for Artforum.