Literature, Race, & Money:
Selected Bibliography

Compiled by Ralph Dumain


Feltes, N. N. Literary Capital and the Late Victorian Novel. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1993.

Heinzelman, Kurt. The Economics of the Imagination. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

Hörisch, Jochen. Heads or Tails: The Poetics of Money; translated by Amy Horning Marschall. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2000.

Clark, Geoffrey. Review of Heads or Tails: The Poetics of Money by Jochen Hörisch, Yearbook of German-American Studies, vol. 38 (2003), pp. 316-318.

Leitch, Vincent B. "The Rise of the Lilliputians: The New Economic Criticisms". Global Exchanges 2002, MMLA Panels, Minneapolis, MN, 10 November.

Michaels, Walter Benn. The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism: American Literature at the Turn of the Century. Berkeley; Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1987. (The New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics; 2)

Purdy, Anthony, ed. Literature and Money. Amsterdam; Atlanta: Rodopi, 1993. (Rodopi Perspectives on Modern Literature; 13)

Shell, Marc. The Economy of Literature. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978.

Shell, Marc. Money, Language, and Thought: Literary and Philosophic Economies from the Medieval to the Modern Era. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993 (orig, 1982).

Wolf, Philipp. "The A Priori of Money: Alfred Sohn-Rethel and Literature," Tropismes 9 : L’argent, 1999.

Woodmansee, Martha; Osteen, Mark; eds. The New Economic Criticism: Studies at the Intersection of Literature and Economics. London; New York: Routledge, 1999.


O'Malley, Michael. "Specie and Species: Race and the Money Question in Nineteenth-Century America" [with discussion], The American Historical Review, vol. 99, April 1994, pp. 369-408 il.

Painter, Nell Irvin. "Thinking about the Languages of Money and Race: A Response to Michael O'Malley, Specie and Species", The American Historical Review, vol. 99, April 1994, pp. 396-404.


Caffentzis, Constantine George. Clipped Coins, Abused Words and Civil Government: John Locke's Philosophy of Money. New York: Autonomedia/ Semiotext(e) Press, 1989.

Waswo, Richard. "Supreme Fictions: Money and Words as Commodifying Signifiers," in Fiction and Economy, edited by Susan Bruce and Valeria Wagner (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), pp. 24-44.

Historical Materialist Theory of Knowledge (1965)
by Alfred Sohn-Rethel

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