The below is only a selection of publications by network members relevant to the project; for complete lists of publications, please see the departmental websites of the respective members


Dorson, James and Jasper Verlinden (eds.). Fictions of Management: Efficiency and Control in American Literature and Culture. Heidelberg: Winter, 2019. 
Koegler, Caroline. Critical Branding. Postcolonial Studies and the Market. New York: Routledge, 2018.
Knewitz, Simone. The Politics of Private Property: Contested Claims to Ownership in U.S. Cultural Discourse. Lexington Books, 2021.


Benack, Carolin. “Romancing Finance: ‘Animal Spirits’ in John Maynard Keynes, Neoclassical Economics, and Frank Norris’s The Pit.Fictions of Management: Efficiency and Control in American Literature and Culture, ed. James Dorson and Jasper Verlinden, Winter Verlag, 2019. 121-40.

Dorson, James. “Rates, Romance, and Regulated Monopoly in Frank Norris’s The Octopus.” Studies in American Naturalism 12.1 (2017): 50-69. 

Fackler, Katharina. “(Trans-)National Hunger: Cold War Famine Iconographies in the United States.” The Aesthetics and Politics of Global Hunger. Ed. Anastasia Ulanowicz and Manisha Basu. New York: Palgrave, 2017. 205-27.

Faisst, Julia. “Capturing Eviction in America: Forced Dislocation and the Iconography of the Housing Crisis.” Ambivalent Mobility in 21st-Century Literature and Culture. Special Issue of Literary Geographies5.2 (2019). Eds. Dorothee Birke and Stella Butter. 168-184. 

Faisst, Julia. “Moving In and Out, Up and Down: Real Estate in Twenty-First Century Drama.” Inequality in America: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Eds. Barbara Hahn and Kerstin Schmidt. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017. 113-124.

Knewitz, Simone. “Creating an Ownership Society? Social Security Reform and the Temporalities of Libertarian Rhetoric.” Finance and Society 4.1 (2018): 60-75. 

Koegler, Caroline. “The Market as a Dimension of Practice.” Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts. Hg von Katja Sarkowsky and Mark U. Stein. Amsterdam: Brill.

Mueller, Stefanie. “The Silence of the Soulless Corporation: Corporate Agency in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Bravo.” Law & Literature (2020) (

Mueller, Stefanie, and Christian Kloeckner, “Financial Times: Competing Temporalities in the Age of Financial Capitalism. An Introduction.” Financial Times: Competing Temporalities in the Age of Financial Capitalism. Christian Kloeckner and Stefanie Mueller, eds. Special Issue. Finance & Society, 4.1 (2018): 1-14. 

Schleusener, Simon. “Deleuze and Neoliberalism.” Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power 6. Special Issue: Control Societies II: Philosophy, Politics, Economy (2020): 39-54.

Schleusener, Simon. “Neoliberal Affects: The Cultural Logic of Cool Capitalism. REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature. Vol. 30: Towards a Post-Exceptionalist American Studies (ed. by Winfried Fluck and Donald E. Pease). Tübingen: Narr Verlag (2014): 307-326.

Schleusener, Simon. “Surface, Distance, Depth: The Text and its Outside.” Michel Chaouli, Jan Lietz, Jutta Müller-Tamm, Simon Schleusener (Eds.). Poetic Critique: Encounters with Art and Literature. Berlin: De Gruyter (2021). 175-201.

Schleusener, Simon. “The Dialectics of Mobility: Capitalism and Apocalypse in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.” European Journal of American Studies, 12.3 (2017). Special Issue: Cormac McCarthy Between Worlds: 1-14.

Schober, Regina. “Transcending Boundaries: The Network Concept in 19th Century US Philosophy and Literature.” American Literature 86.3 (2014): 493-521.

Schober, Regina. “The Books that Count: Big Data Versus Narrative in Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore and Joshua Cohen’s Book of Numbers.” The Printed Book in Contemporary American Culture: Medium, Object, Metaphor. Ed. Heike Schäfer and Alexander Starre. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.