The New Economic Criticism

Studies at the interface of literature and economics

Author: Mark Osteen

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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This collection brings together twenty-seven essays by influential literary and cultural historians, as well as representatives of the vanguard of postmodernist economics. Contributors include: Jean-Joseph Goux, Marc Shell. This is a pathbreaking work which develops a new form of economic analysis. It will appeal to economists and literary theorists with an interest beyond the narrower confines of their subject.

Money, Language, and Thought

Literary and Philosophic Economies from the Medieval to the Modern Era

Author: Marc Shell

Publisher: JHU Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 245

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In Money, Language, and Thought, Marc Shell explores the interactions between linguistic and economic production as they inform discourse from Chretien de Troyes to Heidegger. Close readings of works such as the medieval grail legends, The Merchant of Venice, Goethe's Faust, and Poe's "The Gold Bug" reveal how discourse has responded to the dissociation of symbol from thing characteristic of money, and how the development of increasingly symbolic currencies has involved changes in the meaning of meaning. Pursuing his investigations into the modern era, Shell points out significant internalization of economic form in Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger. He demonstrates how literature and philosophy have been driven to account self-critically for a "money of the mind" that pervades all discourse, and concludes the book with a discomforting thesis about the cultural and political limits of literature and philosophy in the modern world.

Dictionary Catalog

Author: American Numismatic Society. Library



Category: Numismatics


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System 4 Part II


Author: Henri van de Waal

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

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The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Complete Edition

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 165

This adaptation of one of the most celebrated books of all time brings the world of Pullman's His Dark Materials to visual life in an entirely fresh way. This edition contains Volumes One and Two to tell the entire story.