Mapping the Ethical Turn

Mapping the Ethical Turn

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Divided into four descriptive sectionsa€”qTheory and the Ethics of Literary Text, q qConfronting the Difficult: The Ethics of Race and Power, q qMaking Darkness Visible: The Ethical Implications of Narrative as Witness, q and qWays of Seeing: The Diversity of Applied Ethical Criticismqa€”this unprecedented collection of essays traces the interpretive, pedagogic, and theoretical concerns inherent in the study of literature, ethics, and modes of criticism. Wayne C. Booth's qWhy Ethical Criticism Can Never Be Simple, q J. Hillis Miller's qHow to Be 'in Tune with the Right' in The Golden Bowl, q Susan Gubar's qPoets of Testimony, q and Martha C. Nussbaum's qExactly and Responsibly: A Defense of Ethical Criticismq are among the fifteen essays included. Bringing together ethical criticism's most important theorists, Mapping the Ethical Turn is a cohesive introduction to a reading paradigm that continues to influence the ways in which we think and feel about the stories that mark our lives.... creamers, gravy boats a€” An eighteenth-century trove of heirloom Meissen a€” Shattered on its maiden voyage in air. ... when gilt-edged pages Leapt from books to kindle piles of furniture And warm the cheering, gaunt, exhausted girls.

Title:Mapping the Ethical Turn
Author:Todd F. Davis, Kenneth Womack
Publisher:University of Virginia Press - 2001


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