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Carolin Benack, Graduate Student of English and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies  

Carolin Benack

Office Location: Allen Building
Email Address: carolin.benack@duke.edu

Recent Publications

  1. Benack, C, The Illiberal Imagination: Class and the Rise of the U.S. NovelEmpire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British LiberalismThe Financial Imaginary: Economic Mystification and the Limits of Realist Fiction, American Literature, vol. 91 no. 4 (December, 2019), pp. 877-879, Duke University Press [doi] .
  2. Benack, C, Romancing Finance: ‘Animal Spirits’ in John Maynard Keynes, Neoclassical Economics, and Frank Norris's The Pit, in Fictions of Management: Efficiency and Control in American Literature and Culture (March, 2019), pp. 121-140, Universitatsverlag Winter .
  3. Benack, C, Subtraction from Supply and Demand: Challenges to Economic Theory, Representational Power, and Systems of Reference in Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener”, Aspeers : Emerging Voices in American Studies no. 7 (2015), pp. 27-47, American Studies Leipzig .

I study the intersection of fiction and economics. My dissertation traces economic thought in both novels and economics departments of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century United States. My work is situated in the fields of history of economics, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, African American literature, novel theory, history of (neo)liberalism, and feminist theory. I hold a master's degree in North American Studies with concentrations in Literature and Economics from Freie Universität Berlin.

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