Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee

Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee

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ISBN-13: 9780198805281
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/14/2018
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author



Patrick Hayes, Associate Professor of English, St John's College, University of Oxford,Jan Wilm, Lecturer in English Literature, Goethe University

Patrick Hayes is Associate Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, and a Fellow of St John's College. He is the author of Philip Roth: Fiction and Power (OUP, 2014) and J. M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett (OUP, 2010).



Jan Wilm is a Lecturer in English Literature at Goethe University. He is co-editor, with Mark Nixon, of Samuel Beckett und die deutsche Literatur (Transcript, 2013) and author of The Slow Philosophy of J. M. Coetzee (Bloomsbury, 2016). He also works as a literary critic and a literary translator.

Table of Contents



1. Ancient Quarrels, Modern Contexts: An Introduction', Patrick Hayes and Jan Wilm
Part I. Unsettling Boundaries: Philosophy, Literature, and Literary Criticism
2. Health and Deviance, Irony and Incarnation: Embedding and Embodying Philosophy in The Childhood of Jesus, Stephen Mulhall
3. Attuning Philosophy and Literary Criticism: A Response to In the Heart of the Country', Max De Gaynesford
4. Double Thoughts: Coetzee and the Philosophy of Literary Criticism, Andrew Dean
5. 'Good paragraphing. Unusual content': On the Making and Unmaking of Novelistic Worlds, Julika Griem
Par II. Ethics and Moral Philosophy
6. 'A Yes without a No': Philosophical Reason and the Ethics of Conversion in Coetzee's Fiction', Derek Attridge
7. Coetzee and Eros: A Critique of Moral Philosophy, Eileen John
Part III. Reality, Language, and Subjectivity
8. Coetzee's Quest for Reality, Alice Crary
9. Beyond Realism: Coetzee's Post-Secular Imagination, Martin Woessner
10. Coetzee's Critique of Language, Peter McDonald
11. Coetzee and Psychoanalysis: from Paranoia to Aporia, Jean-Michel Rabate
Part IV. Contexts and Institutions
12. 'Wisselbare Woorde': Coetzee and Postcolonial Philosophy, Carrol Clarkson
13. The J.M. Coetzee Archive and the Archive in J.M. Coetzee, Jan Wilm

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