A Collaborative Project
This project engages with an emerging area of research: the commercial basis and economic impact of literature and literary scholarship, with contemporary markets in view.
This area is explored at three levels in this project:
Two focus-issues cut across these three levels of enquiry:
This project is funded by a Newton International Mobility Grant and a Santander Mobility Grant, and involves collaboration between colleagues in Brazil and Britain. It is based in The Open University, UK, and the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. In 2016-2017, a series of workshops and visits are planned to address some of the above questions, and publications will follow. The project coordinators hope to extend the collaboration to other institutions and countries thereafter.
Some of the conceptual issues underpinning this project are considered in the discussion site Entrepreneurial Literary Scholar. Project members have contributed to it.
A book arising from this discussion is available:
Entrepreneurial Literary Theory: A Debate on Research and the Future of Academia
by Alexander Search, with Suman Gupta, Fabio Akcelrud Durão, and Terrence McDonough
A Shot in the Dark book, London, 2017
271 + v pages, including bibliography and index
A full PDF can be downloaded free from Shot in the Dark Book
It is available full-view on Google Books
A Kindle version can be bought for £1.99 from Amazon