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

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

by L. Woodbridge (Editor)

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Overview

In this collection 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, and from early bodily-injury insurance schemes to The Merchant of Venice .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349527304
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/29/2004
Series: Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500-1700
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
Pages: 281
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

DOUGLAS BRUSTER Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA
BARBARA CORRELL Teaches Renassiance Literature and Cultural Studies at Cornell University, New York, USA
ROBERT DARCY Assistant Professor of English at Utica College, New York, USA
VALERIE FORMAN Assistant Professor of Renaissance and Seventeeth-Century Literature and Culture at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
DAVID HAWKES Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA
JOHN JOWETT Reader in Shakespeare Studies at the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham, UK
NATASHA KORDA Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University, USA
MICHAEL LEMAHIEU Doctoral Candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
KATHARINE EISAMAN MAUS Professor of English at the University of Virginia, USA
STEVE MENTZ Assistant Professor of English at St. John's University in Queens, New York, USA
MARK NETZLOFF Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Wilwaukee, USA
TERESA LANPHER NUGENT Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
CURTIS PERRY Associate Professor of English at ARizona State University, USA
SCOTT CUTLER SHERSHOW Author of Puppets and 'Popular' Culture
ERIC V. SPENCER Associate Professor of English at Albertson College of Idaho, USA
LUKE WILSON Associate Professor of English at Ohio State Univeristy, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction Monetary Compensation for Injuries to the Body, A.D. 602-1697 Commerce, Community, and Nostalgia in The Comedy of Errors Scene Stealers: Autolycus, The Winter's Tale and Economic Criticism On a Certain Tendency in Economic Criticism of Shakespeare Exchange Value and Empiricism in the Poetry of George Herbert The Work and the Gift: Notes Toward an Investigation Material Dispossessions and Counterfeit Investments: The Economies of Twelfth Night Gift Exchange and Social Hierarchy in Thomas Deloney's Jack of Newbury Taking Excess, Exceeding Account: Aristotle meets The Merchant of Venice The Lead Casket: Capital, Mercantilism, and The Merchant of Venice The Fiend Gives Friendly Counsel: Launcelot Gobbo and Polyglot Economics in The Merchant of Venice Freeing Daughters on Open Markets: The Incest Clause in The Merchant of Venice Usury and Counterfeiting in Wilson's The Three Ladies of London and The Three Lords and Three Ladies of London and in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure Middleton and Debt in Timon of Athens Singlewomen and the Properties of Poverty in Measure for Measure Fetish and Poem: Ben Jonson's Dilemma

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