The Ascendancy of Finance

April 25, 2019 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Joseph Vogl (Literary, Culture, and Media Studies, Humboldt University Berlin) with response by Giovanni Zanalda (Director, Duke University Center for International and Global Studies)
Text that reads the Ascendancy of Finance

Professor Joseph Vogl delivered a lecture on his recent work on the interdependence of financial institutions and state sovereignty in European history. Vogl is Professor of Literature and Cultural Theory at Humboldt University Berlin and author of The Ascendancy of Finance, now available in English. Giovanni Zanalda, Director of DUCIGS, served as respondent.

Sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature at Duke University, with generous support from the Global Opportunities Fellowship and the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

Reception at 4:00 PM, prior to the lecture. 


  • Duke University Center for International and Global Studies
  • Observatory on Europe