The Aesthetics of Debt

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Special Session / MLA 2013 (Boston)
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mschiebe@gc.cuny.edu

Seeking papers for a panel exploring the interconnections of aesthetic and economic debt. What exactly does the trope of "literary debt" owe to the economic mind? Are economic narratives, e.g.- the narrative of money as "value itself," indebted to aesthetic principles?

Papers welcome on topics such as the post-collapse relevance of Harold Bloom's theory of literary influence, Marc Shell's deconstructions of the "Art & Money" binary, and Christian Marazzi's notion of the increasingly "linguistic" nature of capital.

Send 300-word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2012 to Mark Schiebe, CUNY Graduate Center (mschiebe@gc.cuny.edu)

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african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
postcolonial
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian