CFP: Economics and Narrative Form (10/25/06; Narrative, 3/15/07)

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Anna Kornbluh
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Call For Papers for Proposed Panel on Economics and Narrative Form: Society
for the Study of Narrative Literature, Georgetown, 03/07
Submissions are invited for a proposed panel addressing narrative as an
economic form: in what ways do narrative strategies underwrite economic
relations or financial instruments such as credit, speculation, or interest?
Critics have consistently suggested that the economic content of novels in
particular contributed to the ideological normalization of capitalism, but
have less often engaged the economic consequences of narrative form. How
might narrative form(s) eventuate or contest the consolidation of financial
capitalism as a system of representations? Accordingly, this panel will
explore how formal features such as (but not limited to) point-of-view,
character, and self-referentiality, or even realism itself, contend with
economic representations or abstractions. Papers on the narrative
techniques of economic thinkers like Marx and Smith also welcome.
Please send a 500 word abstract and abbreviated CV to by
October 20th, 2006. Narrative requires proposed panel submissions by
October 30th, 2006.
Anna Kornbluh
Department of English
UC Irvine

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