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Alex J. Dick is in the English Department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is the co-editor (with Angela Esterhammer) of Spheres of Action: Speech and Performance in Romantic Culture (Toronto, 2009) and (with Christina Lupton) of Theory and Practice in the Eighteenth Century: Writing Between Philosophy and Literature (Pickering and Chatto, 2008). He has also authored a dozen articles and chapters on various literary, economic, and philosophical topics. He is now completing a book on the cultural and literary significance of the 1816 introduction of the gold standard entitled Realms of Gold: British Romanticism and the Standard of Value.