Money and the Age of Shakespeare: Essays in New Economic Criticism

Money and the Age of Shakespeare: Essays in New Economic Criticism

by Linda Woodbridge
     
 

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Literary scholars, theorists, and historians deploy New Economic techniques to illuminate English Renaissance literature in fresh ways. Contributors variously explore poetry's precarious perch between gift and commodity; the longing for family in The Comedy of Errors as symbolically expressing the alienating pressures of mercantilism; Measure for

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Literary scholars, theorists, and historians deploy New Economic techniques to illuminate English Renaissance literature in fresh ways. Contributors variously explore poetry's precarious perch between gift and commodity; the longing for family in The Comedy of Errors as symbolically expressing the alienating pressures of mercantilism; Measure for Measure's representation of singlewomen and the feminization of poverty; the collision between two views of money in a possible collaboration between Shakespeare and Middleton; the cultural spread of an accounting mentality and quantitative thinking; and money as it crosses the frontier between price and pricelessness, from early bodily-injury insurance schemes to The Merchant of Venice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230258181
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/15/2003
Series:
Early Modern Cultural Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
725 KB

Meet the Author

Linda Woodbridge is Distinguished Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.

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