Bank Job takes part in ‘The Way We Live Now: Credit and Credibility’ Symposium organised by Ruby Tuke and Ella Reynolds.

Nov 16 2019 9.30-18.00

People’s Palace, Room LG01

Queen Mary University 

London Mile End Road 


E1 4NS

Join us for a day-long symposium in which we explore representations of credit in the arts and humanities from the nineteenth century to the present day. The conference aims to consolidate and inspire creative thinking by attending to the – often fraught – interplay between economic credit and credibility in different contexts. 

By bringing together a broad range of speakers, working in film, journalism, academia, and in the non-profit sector, we hope to encourage an open and fruitful discussion of what economic credibility might look like in the future.


0930-1000 Registration and Coffee

1000-1015 Welcome Talk

1015-1115 Barbara Straumann, University of Zurich, presents her paper on Thackeray's Vanity Fair (1847-8) and cult 1980s film Working Girl (1988)

1130-1230 Talk by Lynsey Hanley, Guardian writer and author of Estates: An Intimate History (2012) and Respectable: The Experience of Class (2016)

1230-1330 Lunch

1330-1500 Panel: Artist Hilary Powell, Bank Job and Sarah Henderson, Economy of Hours in conversation

1500-1530 Tea / Coffee Break 

1530-1630 Matthew Ingleby, Queen Mary University of London, 'Temporary Accomodations: Credit, Habit and Rent in Little Dorrit'

1645-1800 Excerpt from The Price We Pay (2014) followed by a Q & A Session with the director, Harold Crooks 

Daniel Edelstyn