Political Economy of
Hungarian Literature Research Group
The project looks at the economy and the marketization of literature in the long 19th century.
We examine the intersections of literature and economy in their joint embeddedness in two parallel social and political processes: those of nation-building and capitalist transformation. By the former we mean the urge to promote the awareness of idiosyncratic cultural forms, by the latter the tendency of turning all kinds of assets and goods into marketable items of exchange.