Leigh C. LaBerge

Leigh LaBerge


EMAIL: llaberge@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: N-771

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Phone: +1 (212) 776-7840

Leigh Claire La Berge is the author of Wages Against Artwork: The Social Practice of Decommodification, sections of which have been published in South Atlantic Quarterly and Postmodern Culture. Her first book, Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s (Oxford, 2015) tracked the contest between postmodern and realist fictions about finance in a nascent era of financialization, and her articles have appeared in Radical Philosophy, Studies in American Fiction, Criticism, Journal of Cultural Economy, and the Radical History Review. She is the co-editor, along with Alison Shonkwiler, of Reading Capitalist Realism (Iowa, 2014).



Courses Taught

Research and Projects



  • Wages Against Artwork
  • Reading Capitalist Realism
  • Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fictions of the Long 1980s

Selected Journal Articles

  • “There Is No ‘More Commodification’: Periodizing Capitalist Transformation” After Marx: Literature, Theory and Value in the 21st Century, 2022
  • Time Stands Still at the Super Bowl: Trump, Rules, and the Banality of American Liberalism, Los Angeles Review of Books
  • The Future Perfect, Otherwise: Narrative, Abstraction and History in the Work of Fredric Jameson (Historical Materialism (2021))
  • Is There No Time? A Conversation with Mark Fisher, 2020
  • From Low Wage to No Wage – Rise of the Volunteer Adjunct? Chronicle of Higher Education, 2019
  • Issue 1: Deindustrialization and the New Cultures of Work N The Effective Turn: Affect, Gender, and the Wages of the Labor Film Post-45, 2019
  • A Market Correction in the Humanities -What Are You Going to Do with That Los Angeles Review of Books, 2019

See: https://fu-berlin.academia.edu/LeighClaireLaBerge

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