The Economics of Eighteenth-Century Poetry (ASECS 2014; deadline September 15, 2013)

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Jacob Sider Jost
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This panel invites paper proposals dealing with the economics of poetry or the economic lives of poets in the eighteenth century. Possible avenues of approach might include, but are by no means limited to: the economics of patronage; the print market and the relationships between authors, booksellers, printers, and buyers; the livelihoods and careers of individual authors; non-monetary economies (symbolic capital, cultural capital, gift economies); the economy as theme within eighteenth-century poetry; relationships between poetry and eighteenth-century banking, capitalism, and credit.