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David Anthony (2009). Paper Money Men: Commerce, Manhood, and the Sensational Public Sphere in Antebellum America. (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 225 p.). Associate Professor of English (Southern Illinois University). American literature --19th century --History and criticism; Economics in literature; Masculinity in literature; Money in literature; Wealth in literature; Masculinity --Economic aspects --United States; Sensationalism in literature. Emergence of "sensational public sphere" in antebellum America (penny press newspapers, pulpy dime novels to work of Irving, Hawthorne, Melville): 1) helped shape intricate relationship between commerce, masculine sensibility in period of dramatic economic upheaval (vs. addressing primarily working-class audience); 2) aimed principally at emergent class of young professional men caught in transition from older, more stable mercantilist economy to panic-prone economic system centered on credit and speculation; new models of professional manhood were repeatedly staged, negotiated; alternative models of manhood rejected; fiscal security, property as markers of stable selfhood; looked toward intangible factors (emotion, race) in effort to forge secure sense of manhood in age of intense uncertainty.

Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr. (2006). Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 221 p.). John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School. Leadership; Leadership--Moral and ethical aspects. Eight fundamental challenges that test leader’s character, proposes exploring them through literature.

Gordon Bigelow (2003). Fiction, Famine, and the Rise of Economics in Victorian Britain and Ireland. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 229 p.). Assistant Professor of English (Rhodes College). Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865 --Knowledge--Economics; Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 --Knowledge--Economics; Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Bleak House; English fiction--19th century--History and criticism; Economics in literature; Economics--Great Britain--History--19th century; Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852--Historiography. 

Hans Christoph Binswanger; translated by J.E. Harrison; with a postscript by Iring Fetscher (1994). Money and Magic: A Critique of the Modern Economy in the Light of Goethe’s Faust. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 133 p.). Professor Emeritus in Economics (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland).  Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832. Faust; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 --Knowledge --Economics; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832 --Knowledge --Alchemy; Economics in literature; Alchemy in literature. Modern money systems have deep roots in alchemy (Renaissance science of turning base metals into gold); Faust (1832) through lens of economics; Goethe's preoccupation with financial matters - warning about dangers of pursuing endless wealth.

Joseph Bizup (2003). Manufacturing Culture: Vindications of Early Victorian Industry. (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 229 p.). Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England); Industries--Great Britain--History--19th century; English literature--19th century--History and criticism; Industries in literature; Great Britain--Civilization--19th century; Great Britain--History--Victoria, 1837-1901. 

Francesco Bogliari, Sergio Di Giorgi, Marco Lombardi and Piero Trupia (2007). Cinema Per Manager. (Milan, IT: EtasLab, 256 p.). 50 high-quality films offer lessons about human behavior; teach good business practices, management techniques (problem-solving, teamwork): A tempo pieno; Americani; L’apparenza inganna; Assassinio sull’Orient Express; Babel; Bianca; The Big Kahuna; Cacciatore di teste; Confidenze troppo intime; Il deserto dei tartari; Effetto notte; L’ereditÓ; Eva contro Eva; La febbre; Fitzcarraldo; Gerry; Good night, and good luck; Il grande capo; Grazie signora Thatcher; La guerra dei Roses; Hotel paura; Le invasioni barbariche; Jarhead; Lolita; Lost in La Mancha; The Manchurian candidate; Matchpoint; Le mele di Adamo; Miracolo a Milano; La mosca; Neverland; L’orchestra di piazza Vittorio; Paris, Texas; Le passeggiate al campo di Marte; Pensavo fosse amore e invece…; Primavera, estate, autunno, inverno… e ancora primavera; Profondo rosso; Radio America; Le ricamatrici; Sentieri selvaggi; Shining; Il sole negli occhi; La spettatrice; La stella che non c’Ŕ; The terminal; Time; Tredici variazioni sul tema; Il Vangelo secondo Matteo; Volver.

Robert A. Brawer (1998). Fictions of Business: Insights on Management from Great Literature. (New York, NY: Wiley, 248 p.). Former CEO of a global corporation who has also been an English literature professor. American literature -- History and criticism; English literature -- History and criticism; Businessmen in literature; Management science in literature; Business ethics in literature; Business in literature.

Robert Robert Coles, Albert LaFarge (2008). Minding the Store: Great Writing About Business, from Tolstoy to Now. (New York, NY: New Press, 303 p.). Former James Agee Professor of Social Ethics (Harvard University); Former Deputy Editor of DoubleTake magazine. Business -- Fiction; Short stories, American; Short stories. Collection of classic literary reflections on ethical, spiritual predicaments of business world.

William Conlogue (2001). Working the Garden: American Writers and the Industrialization of Agriculture. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 230 p.). Assistant Professor of English (Marywood University). American literature--20th century--History and criticism; Agriculture in literature; Agriculture--Economic aspects--United States--History--20th century; Pastoral literature, American--History and criticism; Industrialization in literature; Rural conditions in literature; Farm life in literature; Gardens in literature. 

Tim Dolin (1997). Mistress of the House: Women of Property in the Victorian Novel. (Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 153 p.). English fiction--19th century--History and criticism; Domestic fiction, English--History and criticism; Literature and society--England--History--19th century; Women and literature--England--History--19th century; Domestic relations in literature; Economics in literature; Property in literature; Sex role in literature; Marriage in literature; Women in literature.

Henry W. Farnham (1978). Shakespeare's Economics. (Philadelphia, PA: R. West, 187 p. (orig. pub. 1931)). Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 --Knowledge--Economics; Economics in literature; England--Economic conditions--16th century.

Lorne Fienberg (1988). A Cuckoo in the Nest of Culture: Changing Perspectives on the Businessman in the American Novel, 1865-1914. (New York, NY: Garland, 384 p.). American fiction--19th century--History and criticism; Business in literature; Businessmen in literature; American fiction--20th century--History and criticism.

Margot C. Finn (2003). The Character of Credit: Personal Debt in English Culture, 1740-1914. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 362 p.). English prose literature--History and criticism; Economics and literature--Great Britain--History; Consumption (Economics)--Great Britain--History; Finance, Personal--Great Britain--History; Consumption (Economics) in literature; Credit--Great Britain--History; Debt--Great Britain--History; Economics in literature; Debt in literature; Great Britain--Economic conditions.

Charlotte Georgi (1959). The Businessman in the Novel. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Library, 36 p.). Businessmen in literature--Bibliography; American fiction--20th century--Bibliography.

John Guillory (1993). Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 392 p.). Silver Professor of English (NYU). English literature --History and criticism --Theory, etc.; English literature --Study and teaching --Case studies; Capitalism and literature; Literature and society; Canon (Literature). Canon formation must be understood as question of distribution of "cultural capital" in schools, which regulate access to literacy, to practices of reading and writing (less as question of representation of social groups).

George L. Henderson (1999). California & The Fictions of Capital. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 265 p.). Assistant Professor of Geography and Regional Development (University of Arizona).  American literature--California--History and criticism; Authors, American--Homes and haunts--California; Capitalism and literature--California; Capital--California--History; California--Historical geography; California--Economic conditions; California--In literature. Pastoral novels set in California (Frank Norris, Jack London, Mary Austin, others) set out to unearth contradictions of rural capitalism but ended up smoothing over its dislocations; geography, economic theory - circulation of capital through agriculture best way to understand rise of modern industrial countryside in California

Carl S. Horner (1992). The Boy Inside the American Businessman: Corporate Darwinism in Twentieth-Century American Literature. (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 103 p.). American literature--20th century--History and criticism; Businessmen in literature; Business in literature; Boys in literature; Men in literature. Social Darwinism.

Blair Hoxby (2002). Mammon's Music: Literature and Economics in the Age of Milton. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 320 p.). Milton, John, 1608-1674 --Knowledge--Economics; Economics and literature--Great Britain--History--17th century; Economics in literature; Commerce in literature.

Kathryn Hume (2000). American Dream, American Nightmare: Fiction Since 1960. (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. American fiction--20th century--History and criticism; Failure (Psychology) in literature; Literature and society--United States--History--20th century; Psychological fiction, American--History and criticism; National characteristics, American, in literature; Loss (Psychology) in literature; Disappointment in literature; Economics in literature; Success in literature.

Compiled by Humphrey Jennings (1985). Pandaemonium: The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers, 1660-1886. (New York, NY: Free Press, 376 p.). English literature; Industries--Literary collections; Machinery in the workplace--Literary collections; Industrialization--Literary collections; Social conflict--Literary collections; Social history--Literary collections; Great Britain--Literary collections.

Alissa G. Karl (2009). Modernism and the Marketplace: Literary Culture and Consumer Capitalism in Rhys, Woolf, Stein, and Nella Larsen. (New York, NY: Routledge, 183 p.). Assistant Professor of English (State University of New York, Brockport). Rhys, Jean --Criticism and interpretation; Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 --Criticism and interpretation; Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 --Criticism and interpretation; Larsen, Nella --Criticism and interpretation; Modernism (Literature); English literature --Women authors --History and criticism; American literature --Women authors --History and criticism; Capitalism in literature; Imperialism in literature; Race in literature. Practical, conceptual interfaces between literary practice, dominant economic institutions and ideas.

David Kaufmann (1995). The Business of Common Life: Novels and Classical Economics between Revolution and Reform. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 196 p.). English fiction--19th century--History and criticism; English fiction--18th century--History and criticism; Literature and society--Great Britain--History; Economics in literature; Business in literature.

Theodore B. Leinwand (1999). Theatre, Finance, and Society in Early Modern England. (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press: 199 p. English drama--Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600--History and criticism; Economics in literature; Literature and society--England--History--16th century; Literature and society--England--History--17th century; English drama--17th century--History and criticism; Finance--England--History--16th century--Sources; Finance--England--History--17th century--Sources; Finance in literature.

Samuel L. Macey (1983). Money and the Novel: Mercenary Motivation in Defoe and His Immediate Successors. (Vancouver, B.C.: Sono Nis Press, 184 p.). Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 --Knowledge--Economics; Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761 --Knowledge--Economics; Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754 --Knowledge--Economics; Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 --Knowledge--Economics; English fiction--History and criticism; Money in literature; Economics in literature; Economics--England--History--18th century.

Sara Malton (2009). Forgery in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture: Fictions of Finance from Dickens to Wilde. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 200 p. ). Assistant Professor of English (Saint Mary’s University). Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 --Criticism and interpretation; Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 --Criticism and interpretation; English literature --19th century --History and criticism; Finance in literature; Forgery in literature; Forgery --England --History --19th century; Criminals in literature. How social, legal contexts inform shifting representation of crime, its varied perpetrators throughout 19th century.

Laura Mandell (1999). Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain. (Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 228 p.). English literature--18th century--History and criticism; Misogyny in literature; Capitalism and literature--Great Britain--History--18th century; Women and literature--Great Britain--History--18th century; English literature--Women authors--History and criticism; Capitalists and financiers in literature; Economics in literature; Ethics in literature; Women in literature; Rape in literature.

Michael J. McTague (1979). The Businessman in Literature: Dante to Melville. (New York, NY: Philosophical Library, 86 p.). Businessmen in literature.

John McVeagh (1981). Tradefull Merchants: The Portrayal of the Capitalist in Literature. (London, UK: Routledge & Kega Paul, 221 p.). English literature--History and criticism; Capitalists and financiers in literature; Capitalism and literature--Great Britain; Businessmen in literature; Commerce in literature.

Ranald C. Michie (2009). Guilty Money: The City of London in Victorian and Edwardian Culture, 1815-1914. (London, UK, Pickering & Chatto, 278 p.). Professor of History (Durham University). Financial institutions --England --London --History --19th century; English fiction --19th century --History and criticism; Capitalists and financiers in literature; London (England) --In literature. Novel as work of historical documentation, pertinent source of socio-economic representation (socio-cultural study) of place occupied by City of London within British cultural life during Victorian and Edwardian periods; two traditional views of the City as a global financial centre: 1) London as a theatre of corruption, fraud and scandal; 2) as a place of unbridled success and power for the ambitious elite.

Timothy Morton (2000). The Poetics of Spice: Romantic Consumerism and the Exotic. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 282 p.). English literature--History and criticism; Spice trade in literature; Capitalism and literature--Great Britain--History; English literature--Asian influences; Consumption (Economics) in literature; Romanticism--Great Britain; East and West in literature; Exoticism in literature; Orient--In literature.

Donald L. Mull (1973). Henry James's "sublime economy"; Money as Symbolic Center in the Fiction. (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 195 p.). James, Henry, 1843-1916 --Knowledge--Economics; Economics--United States--History--19th century; Symbolism in literature; Economics in literature; Money in literature.

Colin Nicholson (1994). Writing and the Rise of Finance: Capital Satires of the Early Eighteenth Century. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 219 p.). English literature--18th century--History and criticism; Capitalism and literature--Great Britain--History--18th century; Finance--Great Britain--History--18th century; Capitalists and financiers in literature; Satire, English--History and criticism; Economics in literature; Finance in literature.

Maximillian E. Novak (1976). Economics and the Fiction of Daniel Defoe. (New York, NY: Russell & Russell, 185 p. (orig. pub. 1962)). Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 --Knowledge--Economics; Economics--England--History--18th century; Economics in literature.

Lynn A. Parks (1996). Capitalism in Early American Literature: Texts and Contexts. (New York, NY: Peter Lang, 183 p.). American literature--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--History and criticism; Capitalism and literature--United States--History--18th century; Capitalism and literature--United States--History--17th century; Economics in literature; Wealth in literature; Work in literature.

Lucie Pfaff (1989). The American and German Entrepreneur: Economic and Literary Interplay. (New York, NY: P. Lang, 183 p.). Entrepreneurship -- Government policy -- United States; Small business -- Government policy -- United States; Entrepreneurship -- Government policy -- Germany (West); Small business -- Government policy -- Germany (West); national characteristics, American, in literature; Businessmen in literature.; American literature; German literature.

Mary Poovey (2008). Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 511 p.). Samuel Rudin Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English (New York University). Finance--Great Britain--History; Consumer credit--Great Britain--History; Money in literature; Money--Social aspects--Great Britain; Economics and literature--Great Britain--History; Literary form--History; English literature--History and criticism. History of financial instruments, representations of finance in 18th, 19th Britain; complex relationships among forms of writing that are not usually viewed together; mediated for early modern Britons operations of market system organized around credit, debt.

James Raven (1992). Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750-1800. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 327 p.). Publishers and publishing -- England -- History -- 18th century; English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism; Wealth -- England -- Public opinion -- History -- 18th century; Literature publishing -- England -- History -- 18th century; Popular literature -- England -- History and criticism; Businessmen in literature; Commerce in literature; Wealth in literature; England -- Commerce -- Public opinion -- History -- 18th century; Popular culture -- England -- History -- 18th century. 

Janet A. Rich (1987). The Dream of Riches and the Dream of Art: The Relationship Between Business and the Imagination in the Life and Major Fiction of Mark Twain. (New York, NY: Garland, 312 p.). Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 --Knowledge--Commerce; Capitalism and literature--United States--History; Economics in literature; Commerce in literature; Business in literature; Money in literature; United States--Commerce--History--19th century.

Norman Russell (1986). The Novelist and Mammon: Literary Responses to the World of Commerce in the Nineteenth Century. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 226 p.). English fiction--19th century--History and criticism; Commerce in literature; Business in literature; Economics in literature; Capitalists and financiers in literature; Businessmen in literature.

Marc Shell (1978). The Economy of Literature. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 176 p.). Economics in literature; Money.

--- (1993). Money, Language, and Thought: Literary and Philosophic Economies from the Medieval to the Modern Era. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 245 p. (orig. pub. 1982)). Economics in literature; Language and languages--Philosophy; Money--Philosophy.

Sandra Sherman (1996). Finance and Fictionality in the Early Eighteenth Century: Accounting for Defoe. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 222 p.). Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 --Knowledge--Economics; Economics--England--History--18th century; Finance--England--History--18th century; Economics in literature; Finance in literature; Fiction--Technique.

Gillian Skinner (1999). Sensibility and Economics in the Novel, 1740-1800: The Price of a Tear. (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 232 p.). English fiction--18th century--History and criticism; Sentimentalism in literature; Economics in literature; Emotions in literature.

William Solomon (2002). Literature, Amusement, and Technology in the Great Depression. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 271 p.). Assistant Professor in the Departments of English and American Studies (Stanford University). American fiction--20th century--History and criticism; Depressions in literature; Literature and technology--United States--History--20th century; Popular culture--United States--History--20th century; Depressions--1929--United States; Popular culture in literature; Amusements in literature; Technology in literature; Carnival in literature; Play in literature. 

Laura Caroline Stevenson (1984). Praise and Paradox: Merchants and Craftsmen in Elizabethan Popular Literature. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 252 p.). Popular literature -- Great Britain -- History and criticism; English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism; English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Social aspects; Businessmen in literature; Artisans in literature; Merchants -- Great Britain; Artisans -- Great Britain.

Ed. Mike Tronnes (1998). Closers: Great American Writers on the Art of Selling. (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 348 p.). Sales personnel -- Literary collections; Selling -- Literary collections; American literature -- 20th century.

Frederick Turner (1999). Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 223 p.). Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 --Knowledge--Economics; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 --Ethics; Economics and literature--England--History--16th century; Economics and literature--England--History--17th century; Didactic drama, English--History and criticism; Economics--Moral and ethical aspects; Economics in literature; Ethics in literature; Money in literature.

Cedric Watts (1990). Literature and Money: Financial Myth and Literary Truth. (New York, NY: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 217 p.). English literature--History and criticism; Capitalists and financiers in literature; Economics in literature; Money in literature; Myth in literature.

Emily S. Watts (1982). The Businessman in American Literature. (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 183 p.). American literature--History and criticism; Businessmen in literature; Capitalism in literature.

Barbara Weiss (1986). The Hell of the English: Bankruptcy and the Victorian Novel. (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 208 p.). English fiction--19th century--History and criticism; Bankruptcy in literature; Didactic fiction, English--History and criticism; Capitalists and financiers in literature; Middle class in literature; Economics in literature; Ethics in literature; Debt in literature.

Eric Wertheimer (2006). Underwriting: The Poetics of Insurance in America, 1722-1872. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 187 p.). Associate Professor of American Literature (Arizona State University). American literature--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--History and criticism; Insurance and literature--United States--History--18th century; Insurance and literature--United States--History--19th century; American literature--Revolutionary period, 1775-1783--History and criticism; American literature--19th century--History and criticism; Value in literature; Values in literature. Cultural history of insurance in early America; insurance, as textual procedure, requires signatures to conserve property, is a writing business.

Wayne W. Westbrook (1980). Wall Street in the American Novel. (New York, NY: New York University Press, 213 p.). American fiction--History and criticism; Wall Street in literature; Finance in literature.

Scott Wilson (1995). Cultural Materialism: Theory and Practice. (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 278 p.). Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 --Political and social views; Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 --Political and social views; English literature--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism--Theory, etc.; Politics and literature--Great Britain--History--16th century; Literature and anthropology--Great Britain; Social change in literature; Materialism in literature; Economics in literature; Marxist criticism; Historicism.

David A. Zimmerman (2006). Panic!: Markets, Crises, and Crowds in American Fiction. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 312 p.). Assistant Professor of English (University of Wisconsin, Madison). American fiction--19th century--History and criticism; Financial crises in literature; American fiction--20th century--History and criticism; Depressions in literature; Popular culture--United States--History; Literature and society--United States--History; Financial crises--United States--History. Relation between fiction and financial modernity. How American novelists and their readers imagined market crashes and financial panics.

 

 


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