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Introduction: The Corporation as Metaphor

John O’brien

in Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226291123
eISBN:
9780226291260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226291260.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This introductory chapter describes how the book will treat the business corporation as a figure of speech, more specifically as an example of catachresis or an abuse of language, since the business ... More


Literature Incorporated: The Cultural Unconscious of the Business Corporation, 1650-1850

John O'Brien

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226291123
eISBN:
9780226291260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226291260.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book treats the business corporation as an imaginative construct, a fiction that informs other fictions and exerts agency in the world. The book uses literary texts--novels, plays, poetry--as ... More


Performing Economic Thought

Bradley D. Ryner

in Performing Economic Thought: English Drama and Mercantile Writing 1600-1642

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684656
eISBN:
9780748697113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684656.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter presents an approach for analysing mercantile treatises and early English drama based on the work of Michel Serres and Bruno Latour. It compares this approach to new ... More


Fictions of the Real: The Currency of the Brazilian Chanchada

Nilo Couret

in Mock Classicism: Latin American Film Comedy, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296848
eISBN:
9780520969162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296848.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Brazilian chanchada, or musical comedy, is a popular genre from the golden age of Brazilian cinema with a substantial Portuguese-language academic literature. Instead of retreading these ... More


Speculative society, risk and the crime thriller: The Datchet Diamonds

Victoria Margree

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915: Rereading the fin de siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526124340
eISBN:
9781526136206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124340.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Marsh’s The Datchet Diamonds (1898) weaves together crime and romance elements with a financial plot concerning stock market speculation. Drawing on New Economic Criticism, this chapter argues that ... More


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