Cambridge Companion to Literature and Economics

Paul Crosthwaite (Editor), Peter Knight (Editor), Nicky Marsh (Editor)

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In recent years, money, finance, and the economy have emerged as central topics in literary studies. The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Economics explains the innovative critical methods that scholars have developed to explore the economic concerns of texts ranging from the medieval period to the present. Across seventeen chapters by field-leading experts, the book highlights how, throughout literary history, economic matters have intersected with crucial topics including race, gender, sexuality, nation, empire, and the environment. It also explores how researchers in other disciplines are turning to literature and literary theory for insights into economic questions. Combining thorough historical coverage with attention to emerging issues and approaches, this Companion will appeal to literary scholars and to historians and social scientists interested in the literary and cultural dimensions of economics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages320
ISBN (Electronic)9781009026550
ISBN (Print)9781009012997 , 9781316515754
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

Publication series

NameCambridge Companions to Literature
PublisherCambridge University Press


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