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From Gift to Game: Prizes in Contemporary Culture

a public conversation with Jim English


Fields of Knowledge
  • Philosophy / Theory
  • Public culture

Organizing Institutions



Aaron Levy, Gregory Flaxman

Opens to public



4017 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19148


25% Formal - 75% Informal

Jim English received his MA from the University of Chicago and his PhD from Stanford, specializing in modernist and postmodernist literature. His book Comic Transactions: Literature, Humor, and the Politics of Community in Twentieth-Century Britain was published by Cornell in 1994. He is currently completing a book on prizes, awards, and the circulation of cultural value, with a working title of "An Economy of Prestige." He is co-editor, with Lisa Brawley, of Postmodern Culture, an electronic journal distributed by Johns Hopkins University Press. Jim English is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.