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Material Desire and the Form of the List 

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Eva von Contzen
Englische Literatur 
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg 

Material Desire and the Form of the List
Wann 08.11.2017
von 17:30 bis 18:00
Wo FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, Seminarraum
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Literary texts often use the form of the list to depict economic concerns. In doing so, the texts draw on everyday practices of list-making, such as inventories, shopping lists, gift lists, and wish lists. Against the backdrop of such practical lists which manage our consumption and consumerism, I will focus on ‘economic’ lists in literary texts, in particular those that depict love as a quantifiable and manageable good that entangles the lovers in a web of (material) desires.