Core Team

Prof William Hughes
Professor of Gothic Studies
Bath Spa University

Dr Oana Strugariu
Junior Lecturer, Department of Romanian
University of Suceava

Ana Craciunescu
British Culture and Civilisation MA programme
University of Suceava

Gabriela Vacariu
French-English BA programme
University of Suceava

Iuliana Ilasca
French-English BA programme
University of Suceava

International Consultants

Prof Nicholas Allen
Director of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
University of Georgia, USA

Prof Jed Rasula
Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor
Department of English
University of Georgia, USA

Prof Robert Hampson FEA, FRSA
Professor of Modern Literature,
English Department,
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Prof William Hughes BA, MA, PhD, PGCE, FHEA
Professor of Gothic Studies
Bath Spa University, UK

Project Coordinator

Dr Tudor Balinisteanu
Research Fellow
Department of English
University of Suceava
Funded by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNCS UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-0106

This site is intended as a forum for an international Research Network entitled Modernist Literature and Economic Theory. This network is in its early stages of development.

Project Description:
This project aims to connect modernist texts with economic concepts in transnational perspective. It responds to a need to reassess the contribution of literature to our interconnected forms of social and material life. Once fully developed, it will provide resources to scholars interested in exploring the connection between literature and economic materialism. On the one hand, the project invites reflection on literature as a market form itself; on the other it invites explorations of the ways in which literature engenders forms of social performativity and agency that contribute materially to society, and can therefore be studied in the framework of economic theory.

You can enter the site via three links:

Criticism connecting texts and economic theory
Economic Theory/ Concepts

The material on each of these three pages is cross-referenced.

Contributions to the site are invited, and will be acknowledged on the page where they are placed.

You can:

  • submit material for the Criticism section or suggest relevant quotations
  • suggest material for the Authors section (the copyright for these materials should have expired, or the material should be a short excerpt)
  • Suggest a relevant concept or theoretical perspective for the section on Economic Theory/ Concepts, or various definitions for those concepts

Your contribution should be sent to .

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