This course is designed to give an overview of the many ways literature has engaged with economic theories over the last centuries. The focus will be on literature that has been critical towards various aspects (like gender, class and race) of economic trends. Among other texts, we will read Herman Melville's 'Bartleby, the Scriviner', F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'A Diamond as Big as the Ritz', Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol', Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility and Jean Rhys's Voyage in the Dark alongside critical literature. The readings will be divided into three sections: theory (Nov), novellas (Dec), novels (Jan-Feb). You will get assignments for each reading.