Ethics, Literature, and Theory: An Introductory Reader / Edition 2

Ethics, Literature, and Theory: An Introductory Reader / Edition 2

by Stephen K. George, Wayne C. Booth, Dudley Barlow, Orson Scott Card, Anthony Cunningham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742532348

ISBN-13: 9780742532342

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This anthology addresses four aspects of ethics and literature: the relationship between art and morality; the relationship between the disciplines of philosophy, religion and literature; writers' responsibilities; and the consequences of racism and powerlessness in works by Mark Twain, Richard Wright, John Steinbeck, Toni Morrison, Charles Johnson and Alice Walker.

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This anthology addresses four aspects of ethics and literature: the relationship between art and morality; the relationship between the disciplines of philosophy, religion and literature; writers' responsibilities; and the consequences of racism and powerlessness in works by Mark Twain, Richard Wright, John Steinbeck, Toni Morrison, Charles Johnson and Alice Walker. The contributors, who are well known writers and scholars, debate all sides of the questions. George (English, Brigham Young U., Idaho) provides a brief introduction and discussion questions for each essay. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742532342
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Ethical Criticism and Literary Theory Chapter 4 Premises on Art and Morality Chapter 5 The Moral Connections of Literary Texts Chapter 6 Why Ethical Criticism Can Never Be Simple Chapter 7 Ethical Criticism: What It Is and Why It Matters Chapter 8 Against Ethical Criticism Chapter 9 Who Is Responsible in Ethical Criticism? Chapter 10 The Absence of the Ethical: Literary Theory and Ethical Theory Chapter 11 Evaluative Discourse: A New Turn Towards the Ethical Chapter 12 The Moral and the Aesthetical: Literary Study and the Social Order Part 13 Philosophy Religion, and Literature Chapter 14 Reading for Life Chapter 15 The "Ancient Quarrel": Literature and Moral Philosophy Chapter 16 Stories and Morals Chapter 17 The Absence of Stories: Filling the Void in Ethics Chapter 18 Literature and the Catholic Perspective Chapter 19 Literature and Protestantism Chapter 20 Something to Measure By: Quaker Values in Literature Chapter 21 Literary Criticism and Religious Values Part 22 Writers' Responsibilities Chapter 23 A Writer's Duty Chapter 24 The Writer's Moral Sense Chapter 25 Imaginative Writing and the Jewish Experience Chapter 26 The Problem of Evil in Fiction Chapter 27 Poetry, Politics, and Morality Chapter 28 Art and Ethics? Chapter 29 What Violence in Literature Must Teach Us Chapter 30 Ethics and Literature Part 31 Readers and Ethical Criticism Chapter 32 The Case Against Huck Finn Chapter 33 Why We Still Need Huckleberry Finn Chapter 34 Huckleberry Finn: An Amazing Troubling Book Chapter 35 The Ethical Dimensions of Richard Wright's Native Son Chapter 36 Sethe's Choice: Beloved and the Ethics of Reading Chapter 37 Steinbeck, Johnson, and the Master/Slave Relationship Chapter 38 Censorship and the Classroom

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