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

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

by Stephen K. George
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742532348

ISBN-13: 9780742532342

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Ethics, Literature & Theory: An Introductory Reader brings together the work of contemporary scholars, teachers, and writers into a lively discussion on the moral role of literature and the relationship between aesthetics, art, and ethics. Divided into four sections, with introductory matter and questions for discussion, this accessible anthology represents the most…  See more details below

Overview

Ethics, Literature & Theory: An Introductory Reader brings together the work of contemporary scholars, teachers, and writers into a lively discussion on the moral role of literature and the relationship between aesthetics, art, and ethics. Divided into four sections, with introductory matter and questions for discussion, this accessible anthology represents the most crucial work today exploring the interdisciplinary connections between literature, religion, and philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742532342
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Premises on art and morality3
2The moral connections of literary texts11
3Why ethical criticism can never be simple23
4Ethical criticism : what it is and why it matters37
5Against ethical criticism63
6Who is responsible in ethical criticism?79
7The absence of the ethical : literary theory and ethical theory99
8Evaluative discourse : a new turn toward the ethical107
9The moral and the aesthetical : literary study and the social order115
10Reading for life131
11The "ancient quarrel" : literature and moral philosophy139
12Stories and morals153
13The absence of stories : filling the void in ethics165
14Literature and the Catholic perspective173
15Literature and Protestantism181
16Something to measure by : Quaker values in literature189
17Literary criticism and religious values197
18A writer's duty213
19The writer's moral sense215
20Imaginative writing and the Jewish experience219
21The problem of evil in fiction225
22Poetry, politics, and morality231
23Art and ethics?239
24What violence in literature must teach us241
25Ethics and literature251
26The case against Huck Finn265
27Why we still need Huckleberry Finn273
28Huckleberry Finn : an amazing, troubling book279
29The ethical dimensions of Richard Wright's Native son289
30Sethe's choice : Beloved and the ethics of reading299
31Steinbeck, Johnson, and the master/slave relationship315
32Censorship and the classroom329

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >