CFP: "Literature and Economy as Mutually Shaping Discourses since the Enlightenment", Special Issue of Phrasis. Studies in Language and Literature (08.09.2013)

The German Literature Research Group of the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University is editing a special issue of the peer reviewed scholarly journal Phrasis. Studies in Language and Literature on the topic Literature and Economy as Mutually Shaping Discourses since the Enlightenment. Goal of this publication is to bring together insights from different linguistic and cultural traditions into the interplay between literature and economy.

​Phrasis. Studies in Language and Literature is a scholarly journal, published by Academia Press, devoted to the study of Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Latin, (Ancient and New) Greek and the Scandinavian language and literature. It appears bi-annually and features a theme issue on literary studies in the spring and a theme issue on linguistics in the autumn.
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Thematically, this theme issue on Literature and Economy seeks to address such issues as:
(1) the ways in which predominant economic theories inform contemporary (i.e. from the late 17th and 18th century onward) literature,
(2) the equi- or multivocality of literary discourse in consolidating as well as eroding and even altering economic aspects of power/authority, and
(3) the contribution of both literary and economic discourse to the larger complex of institutionalized production of cultural meaning and identity.
Major methodological influences informing this topic include the (early) Foucauldian discourse-concept as well as theories of poststructuralism that build on Foucault (Greenblatt's cultural poetics, gender and postcolonial studies).

Articles (approximately 8,000 to 10,000 words long, written in MLA style and fit for double blind peer review) should be sent to and by September 8, 2013.