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Valerie Forman

Associate Professor
vf20@nyu.edu
(212) 998-7344
1 Wash Pl, Room 709

Office Hours
Monday Remote by Appointment
Tuesday Remote by Appointment
Wednesday Remote by Appointment
Thursday 5-7 Remote by Appt.
Friday Remote by Appointment

B.S., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1986
M.A., English, University of California, Berkeley, 1989
Ph.D., Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2000

Valerie Forman’s research and teaching interests are at the intersection of literature, economic history, and political theory. Her first book, Tragicomic Redemptions: Global Economics and the Early Modern English Stage (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), explores the relationship between innovations in the theatre and new economic practices necessary to the beginnings of global trade and even to capitalism. Her second book project, which turns to trade, slavery, and cultural relations in the Caribbean, is entitled Developing New Worlds: Property, Freedom, and Productivity in the Early Modern Caribbean.  

Books

2008

Valerie Forman's Tragicomic Redemptions: Global Economics and the Early Modern English Stage

Valerie Forman's Tragicomic Redemptions: Global Economics and the Early Modern English Stage was published by University of Pennsylvania Press.

Teaching and Research Interests

theatre and politics, labor and global markets, the rise of globalization in the early modern period, the impact of borders, early modern transatlantic slavery, and Cuban cinema

Valerie Forman