Visiting Speaker: Richard Godden

British Marxist, Professor Richard Godden (UC Irvine) will be in Vancouver to give two talks sponsored by the English Departments at SFU and UBC, and SFU’s Institute for the Humanities.
Free and open to all.

“What Price a ‘cheap idea’: Money, Sanctuary and its Intertexts”

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m
UBC, Buchanan Tower 599


There will also be a talk at Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre

“Labor without Value, Language at a Price:  A Narrative Poetics for the Financial Turn”
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
Room 2200
515 West Hastings Street

For abstracts:  Jon Smith ( or Michael Zeitlin (

Publications by Richard Godden include

  • William Faulkner: An Economy of Complex Words. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007 (Winner of the British Association of American Studies prize for the best book of 2007)
  • Fictions of Labor: William Faulkner and the South’s Long Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997
  • Fictions of Capital: The American Novel from James to Mailer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990