Catherine Labio specializes in modern and contemporary intellectual history and in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature, particularly literature and economics and literature and the visual arts.She teaches courses on the literature, philosophy, and visual culture of Britain and Western Europe since the eighteenth century. She is the author of Origins and the Enlightenment: Aesthetic Epistemology from Descartes to Kant (Cornell University Press, 2004), the editor of Belgian Memories (Yale French Studies, 2002), and the co-editor of an interdisciplinary collection of essays titled ‘The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture, and the Crash of 1720 (Yale University Press, 2013). She is currently working on two book-length projects: one on literature and finance since the eighteenth century and the other on comics in relation to the other arts. She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University and has taught in the Departments of Comparative Literature and French at Yale University, the English Department of Reed College, and the Masters in Intercultural Management (MIME) of the Brussels Business School (ICHEC).
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Area/s of specialty
- British Literature
- Cultural Studies
- Eighteenth Century Literature
- Literary Theory
- Popular Culture, Film, Digital Media