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Title Fiction and economy [electronic resource] / edited by Susan Bruce and Valeria Wagner
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
book jacket
Descript xii, 196 p
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Fiction and Economy / S.Bruce & V.Wagner -- Supreme Fictions: Money and Words as Commodifying Signifiers / R.Waswo -- Trafficking Words; M.Bridges -- The Stain of the Signature / Bolla -- Semiotics and Economics / G.Colaizzi & J.Talens -- 'Parties in Converse': Literary andEconomic Dialogue in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet / M.Thornton Burnett -- The Fabric of Society: Money, Cloth and Symbolic Exchanges in Njal's Saga / F.L.Michelet -- 'There's none/ Can truly say he gives, if he receives': Timon of Athens and the Possibilities of Generosity, or, The Gift of a Stranger/S.Bruce -- Spend, Spend, Spend: Expenditure and Waste in Hegel, Bataille, Derrida / R.Sellars -- Towards a General Economics of Cinema / B.Bennett
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 3, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
The essays in this volume seek to participate in the current, and growing, debate concerning the intersections of fictional and economic discourses. They offer a productive complement to approaches that consider the study of the economy to be fundamental to literary studies, by emphasising how literary thought can throw light on the extent to which the economy is itself a fiction. All contributors come from the field ofliterary studies, and all show an awareness of the rhetorical and narrative articulations of the economy, addressing the fictional basis of the economy as we know it, andthe manner in which meaning is articulated according (but also counter) to the principles at work inthese economic fictions. The discussion developed throughout the collection, however, extends beyondliterary texts to films, philosophical works and historical and legal discourses, all of which areshown to be permeated bythe imaginary make-up of the economy
Link Original 9780230005242 0230005241 (OCoLC)123374331
Subject Fiction -- History and criticism
Economics and literature
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Bruce, Susan, 1960-
Wagner, Valeria
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