mieszkowski imageWhere Literature and Politics Converge

Associate professor of German literature Jan Mieszkowski has published a new book, Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy from Kant to Althusser (Fordham University Press, 2006).

The press offers this thumbnail in its online catalogue: “Challenging prevailing assumptions about the relationship between language and politics, this book offers a compelling new account of aesthetic and economic thought since the 18th century.”

Mieszkowski explains that his new work shows how both post-Kantian aesthetics and economic theory after Adam Smith exhibit similar concerns with the conceptualization of language.