UPDATE: Victorian Literature and Money (5/15/05; journal issue)
UPDATE: Literature and Money, Journal Issue (05/15/05).
Please note that submission date is 2005, not 2004.
(Journal of the Victorian Studies of Western Canada and the Victorian
Studies Association of Canada).
Special issue on the topic of Literature and Money.
Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK.
The aim of this special issue is to move the analysis of literature and
money beyond explicit class bound analyses. It is intended that contributors will
address some of the broader, although admittedly related, questions
concerning how models of money came to shape particular types of literary
consciousness, or certain forms of literary representation. To this end
this issue will explore how money is represented in either canonical or
neglected texts, and how such figurations influenced other forms of
representation relating to gender, desire, nationhood and the city. This
is not to be prescriptive. Prospective contributors would be invited to
consider a range of related questions such as, what is the relationship
between theories of subjectivity and theories of money? How are 'other'
subjectivities (racial and national) formulated through models of
economics? Is there a relationship between literary form and
theories of money? How is poetry related to, or influenced by, the field of
political economy? How do novels from the period address the role of the
female shopper? What of money and crime? In what way do other, seemingly
non-economic, transactions symbolically represent financial transactions?
How is money represented at different times in the period? What of the
difference between 'the hungry forties' and later periods? How is money
represented at the fin-de-siecle? Alternatively contributors can
address these questions in relation to single authors, or specific
Complete articles of six thousand words (including notes) due by May 15th
Please send to:
Andrew Smith (Dr),
Head of English,
University of Glamorgan,
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or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
Received on Tue Jan 18 2005 - 15:46:10 EST