560: Trading Literature

3:30 PM–4:45 PM Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Columbus CD

Session Information

Description: Panelists take up the various ways that literature can be traded and can function as a form of trade. What happens to the study of literature in the neoliberal university? How has literary study been made to justify itself as a trade? What happens if we trade literature for some other field? And what of the long history of literary works that narrate the capitalist trade economy? How can those texts help us better understand the textual transactions facing our work today?


Jeffrey R. Di Leo, U of Houston, Victoria


Christopher Breu, Illinois State U

Robin Truth Goodman, Florida State U

Sophia A. McClennen, Penn State U, University Park

Nicole J. Simek, Whitman C

Harold Aram Veeser, City C, City U of New York

Jeffrey R. Di Leo, U of Houston, Victoria

Tom Eyers, Duquesne U