Literature Lab

Interviews about the world of literary studies. For anyone who loves reading and wants to think about what they read.

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Make It Strange: Ben Marcus on the Outskirts of Realism

Posted by dsherman on 11th January 2014

An interview with novelist Ben Marcus about the strange, fantastic, and supernatural in fiction.  The pleasures of fiction gone weird.

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On the Secret Lives of Literary Genres, Markets, and Money

Posted by dsherman on 9th August 2013

Mary Poovey, from New York University, discusses the historical entanglement of imaginative writing with writing about markets and money.  She focuses on the way genres that now seem distinct once overlapped in 18th c. England, and what this modern separation of literature from other discourses means for their different kinds of social authority.

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Posted in Uncategorized, literature, economics, genre, defoe, financial modeling | Comments