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Derivative Creativity: The Financialization of the Contemporary American Novel
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of English.
2017 (English)In: European Journal of English Studies, ISSN 1382-5577, E-ISSN 1744-4233, Vol. 21, no 1, 93-105 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article offers a critical analysis of financialisation as a conceptual category for making sense of contemporary American fiction. Examining the rise of the figure of the creative entrepreneur as well as a range of contemporary fiction, the author argues that, to make sense of these developments and texts, we need to attend to how they reproduce the logic of finance, and in particular that of the financial instrument of the derivative. Like the financial derivative, the novels the author examines are future-oriented: they calculate and speculate on the ways they feed forward into new iterations and media. In addition, the texts and their authors are embedded within entrepreneurial networks within which different fields and competencies are brought into relation with one another. Through these conjunctures, the logic of finance becomes that of the contemporary novel.

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2017. Vol. 21, no 1, 93-105 p.
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Financialisation, derivative, entrepreneurship, creativity, contemporary novel
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-317115DOI: 10.1080/13825577.2016.1274545ISI: 000396175700007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-317115DiVA: diva2:1080512
Available from: 2017-03-10 Created: 2017-03-10 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved

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