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INDEBTED BODIES, Debt and Decadence in the Nineteenth-Century Novel


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Title: INDEBTED BODIES, Debt and Decadence in the Nineteenth-Century Novel
Authors: Gammelgaard, Signe Leth
E-mail: signe.leth.gammelgaard@lir.gu.se
Issue Date: 3-Nov-2020
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Humanities
Institution: Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion ; Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion
Date of Defence: 2020-11-27
Disputation: Fredagen den 27 november 2020, kl. 13.15, in C350, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Avhandlingar framlagda vid Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs universitet
62
Keywords: New Economic Criticism, debt, Balzac, Trollope, Zola, Huysmans, Wilde, Mirbeau, money, nineteenth-century novel, economy and literature, materialism, Marxist literary theory, semiotics, Saussure, the human body in literature.
Abstract: This dissertation investigates the relationship between linguistic and stylistic innovation in nineteenth-century literature on the one hand and shifts in the dynamics of the economic sign system on the other. It draws on prior work on parallels between language and money and argues specifically that developments in the nineteenth-century novel can be understood in terms of the contemporaneous economic history, and that the two sign systems of language and money display structural similarities i... more
ISBN: 978-91-8009-094-0 (print)
978-91-8009-095-7 (pdf)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/66808
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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