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Unearned Wealth: A Literary History of Inheritance 1600-2015

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This project writes the literary history of inheritance from 1600 to the present, focusing on England and France and four literary genres. Insight into this vast literary material will be furthered by digital methods that are able to measure literary trends on a large scale. Results from this digital approach will be combined with critical, materialist readings of selected literary works focusing on the impact of inherited wealth on family and gender relations, personal liberty and socio-economic inequality.
Short titleUnearned Wealth
Effective start/end date01/02/201701/06/2021


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