What's the relationship between the economic take-off that transformed Britain into an imperial power over the course of the nineteenth century, and the novels which literate Victorians read so avidly? This course will study value as a problem in representation. We will focus on economic forms of value, from money and commodities to the instruments of finance capital, and literary forms of value, from specific tropes like metaphor and metonymy to the moral economies worked up in novels. Why are bankers and financiers so often the villains of Victorian novels, and why, if the love of money is taken to be the source of evil, are the protagonists so often rewarded with wealth? Why the endless fascination with money, money, money?
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL Grading Mode: Student Option
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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