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