New Economic Criticism

an interdisciplinary conference to explore the relations of Economics and Literary Studies sponsored by:

The Society for Critical Exchange at Case Western Reserve University
The Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry at the University of Iowa
The Center for the Study of Money and Culture at Harvard University
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

October 21-23, 1994

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Conference Program


Thursday, October 20

Reception & Registration

Friday, October 21

Economic Rhetoric (8:30 - 11:15 am)

moderated by Daniel Subotnik, Touro Law School

Libidinal Economics (8:30 - 9:45 am)

moderated by Jos de Vinck, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Renaissance Economies (8:30 - 11:15 am)

moderated by Max Thomas, U of Iowa

Economies of Collecting (10:00 - 11:15 am)

moderated by Arkady Plotnitsky, Vanderbilt U

Friday Midday Session

moderated by Gary Lee Stonum, Case Western Reserve University

The Merchant and Mercantilism (2:00 - 3:45 pm)

moderated by Rachael Carnell, Cleveland State U

If You're So Smart (2:00 - 3:45 pm)

moderated by Asim Erdilek, Case Western Reserve U

Toward a General Economy (2:00 pm - 3:45 pm)

moderated by Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Duke U

The Poet as Economist (4:00 - 5:45 pm)

moderated by Lewis Hyde, Kenyon College

The Body Economic (4:00 - 5:45 pm)

moderated by Susan Feiner, U of Amsterdam

Economic Ethics (4:00 - 5:45 pm)

moderated by William Marling, Case Western Reserve U

Friday Evening Session

What Can Literary Studies Do for Economics? What Can Economics Do for Literary Studies?

moderated by Martha Woodmansee, Case Western Reserve U

Saturday, October 22

Language and Money (8:30 - 10:15 am)

moderated by Christina Crosby, Wesleyan U

Modernism and Macroeconomics (8:30 - 10:15 am)

moderated by Jennifer Wicke, New York University

Self-Reliance (8:30 - 10:15 am)

moderated by Howard Horwitz, U of Utah

Critical Economics (10:30 am - 12:15 pm)

moderated by Arjo Klamer, Erasmus U and George Washington U

Economics of Authorship (2:00 - 3:45 pm)

moderated by Peter Jaszi, American U Law School

Prophecy as Policy (2:00 - 3:45 pm)

moderated by Michael Tratner, Stanford U

Global Capitalism (4:00 - 5:45 pm)

moderated by Rosemary Coombe, U of Toronto Law School

Capital / Crimes (4:00 - 5:45 pm)

moderated by Joel Foreman, George Mason U

Industrial Capital (4:00 - 5:45 pm)

moderated by N.N. Feltes, York U

Saturday Evening Session:

moderated by Mark Osteen, Loyola College

Sunday, October 23

Literary Production (8:30 - 10:15 am)

moderated by Lawrence D. Needham, Oberlin College

Economics of Criticism (8:30 - 10:15 am)

moderated by Barbara Foley, Rutgers U, Newark

Homo Economicus (8:30 - 10:15 am)

moderated by Ulla Grapard, Colgate U

Sunday Closing Session:

What Would a New Economic Criticism Be? What Should It Do? A Forum Wherein All Questions Arising out of the Proceedings Are Discussed and Resolved and an Agenda for Action Is Established.

moderated by Donald McCloskey, U of Iowa

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