Literature Lab

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

Posted by dsherman on August 9th, 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.