Joyce Goggin

Joyce Goggin

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Amsterdam
Joyce Goggin is a senior lecturer in literature at the University of Amsterdam, where she also teaches film and media studies. She has published widely on gambling and finance in literature, painting, comic books, film, TV, and computer games. She is currently researching and writing on casino culture, Las Vegasization and public debt, gamification and the entertainment industries. She was recently appointed to the editorial board of SAGE Publications’ journal Television and New Media, and she is one of the co-editors of The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness (Routledge 2016). Her most recent articles include, “Opening Shots and Loose Slots,” in Screen , and “Learning finance through fiction: 'Cecilia' and the perils of credit”, in the inaugural issue of Finance and Society. Her other articles include “’Is It True Blondes Have More Fun?’ Mad Men, and the Mechanics of Serialization,” In Serialization and Popular Culture, and “Like Pocahontas on Drugs: Avatar and Adaptation, ” in a special issue of Interfaces: Image, Text, Language, on expanding adaptations. She has an article on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and another forthcoming on self-help culture, playing cards and print culture for a volume entitled Playthings in Early Modernity, as well as various articles on Ian Fleming and James Bond, and a piece on Dickens’ work in the magic lantern shows.


Contact Info

University of Amsterdam P.C. Hoofthuis Spuistraat 134
Kamer 526 1012 VB
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Ph.D., Université de Montréal

Selected Publications

"Learning finance through fiction: 'Cecilia' and the perils of credit." Hard Cash. Special issue, Finance and Society. Ed. Amin Samman, Nathan Coombs, Angus Cameron. Volume 1, No. 1, 2015: 61-74.

Regulating Virtual Subjects: Finance, Fun and Games.” Financial Subjects: Culture and Materiality. Special issue, Journal of Cultural Economy. Ed. Langley, Paul and Andrew Leyshon. Volume 5, No. 4, 2012: 441-456.

“Dire Straits: Paul Auster’s The Music of Chance and Economic Loss.” Eds. Bracker, Nicole and Stefan Herbrechter. Metaphors of Economy. Special issue of Critical Studies, Vol. 25, 2005: 125 – 134.