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The Drama of Capital: Risk, Belief, and Liability on the Victorian Stage

Jane Moody

in Victorian Literature and Finance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Victorian drama and its dealings with risk and liability. Here, The Poor of New York is presented as a striking example of a wider issue: the dramatization of scenes from ... More


. Investor Ironies in Great Expectations

Anna Kornbluh

in Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254972
eISBN:
9780823261123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254972.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that Dickens’s unusual use of first person narration allows the novel to reflect on the logics of personhood that accompany financialization. It attends to the novel’s ... More


Behind the Seen: All Hell Breaks Loose

Jody Enders

in Murder by Accident: Medieval Theater, Modern Media, Critical Intentions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226207834
eISBN:
9780226207858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226207858.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the case of stagehand Guillaume Langlois who in March 1830 was obliged to account for his role in the accidental death by cannon-fire of his friend and colleague Jehan Hemont. ... More


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