Fragile Capitalism: Concepts of Economic Crisis in the 19th Century
Resident Associate, 2018–19
Eleanor Courtemanche teaches Victorian literature and economic thought at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with occasional digressions into pop culture and media theory. Her book about Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” and the construction of moral outcomes in complex Victorian novels was published in 2011.
- Eleanor Courtemanche’s essay on “Classical Economics” in the new Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics (edited by Matthew Seybold and Michelle Chihara) will be published in October 2018.
- Courtemanche, Eleanor. “Satire and the ‘Inevitability Effect’: The Structure of Utopian Fiction from Looking Backward to Portlandia.” Modern Language Quarterly 76, no. 2 (2015): 225–46.
- Courtemanche, Eleanor. “Unintended Consequences and the Epistemology of Fraud from Dickens to Hayek.” In Debt: Ethics, the Environment, and the Economy, edited by Peter Yoonsuk Paik and Merry E. Wiesner, 164–76. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
- Courtemanche, Eleanor. “Marx, Heine, and German Cosmopolitanism: The 1844 Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher.” Telos 2012, no. 159 (2012): 49–63.
- Courtemanche, Eleanor. The “Invisible Hand” and British Fiction 1818–1860: Adam Smith, Political Economy, and the Genre of Realism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
- Courtemanche, Eleanor. “Invisible Hands and Visionary Narrators: Why the Free Market Is Like a Novel.” In Metaphors of Economy, edited by Nicole Bracker and Stefan Herbrechter. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005.