Amy Bride completed her PhD in American Studies at the University of Manchester in 2019. Her thesis examined the intersection of race and finance in American gothic monster fiction of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her recent publications include articles on Late-Capitalist Hyper-Gothic in the work of Bret Easton Ellis and archival research on the corpse-values of African American slaves. Her other research interests include technogothic, gothic transhumanisms, and financialized body parts.

Review of “The Market Logics of Contemporary Fiction” by Paul Crosthwaite

The most striking aspect of Crosthwaite’s latest monograph is the delicate balancing of complex interpretations of the relationship between fiction and the market, and accessible, colloquial examples and frameworks through which the reader is invited to analyse this relationship. The result of Crosthwaite’s success in negotiating this balance is that Market Logics is an attractive and engaging read for both newcomers to the economic humanities and experts alike. Continue reading

Review: Images of America: Reality and Stereotypes

In 1947 Harvard graduate Clemens Heller envisioned an academic community in which former enemies could discuss, analyse, and critique the culture of the United States as the new post-war superpower. Almost seventy years on and the Salzburg Global Seminar is still going, stronger than ever and attracting leading academics and professionals from major institutions across the world. Continue reading

Review: ‘Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity’ Conference, 19th June 2015

Amy Bride reviews ‘Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity’, a conference held at Nottingham University on the 19th June 2015, a collaboration between the 49th Parallel, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Birmingham. Continue reading