Ridvan Askin, Philipp Schweighauser

Literature, Ethics, Morality: American Studies Perspectives

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This timely volume explores a wealth of North American literary texts that engage with moral and ethical dilemmas. It ranges from William Dean Howells’s and Henry James’s realist novels to Edward Sapir’s intermedial poems, and from John Muir’s unpublished letters and journal of his 1893 tour of the Swiss Alps to Rudy Wiebe’s A Discovery of Strangers and the poetry of Robert Lowell. Many of the contributions also critically engage with and re?ect on some of the most prominent voices in contemporary theoretical debates about ethics such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jürgen Habermas, Em-manuel Levinas, Axel Honneth, Hannah Arendt, John Rawls, and Julia Kristeva. This volume thus aptly covers the panoply of contemporary ethical and moral interventions while at the same time providing distinctively American Studies perspectives.
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This timely volume explores a wide range of American and Canadian literary texts that engage with moral/ethical dilemmas, from William Dean Howells's reformist novel Annie Kilburn to Edward Sapir's intermedial poems, to Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy, to Jonathan Franzen's bestselling The Corrections. Many of the contributors, among them Winfried Fluck and Noëlle McAfee, also engage with some of the most prominent voices in contemporary theoretical debates about ethics (Habermas, Levinas, Honneth, Arendt, Sen, Kristeva).


Autoreninformation:
Ridvan Askin is Postdoctoral Assistant in American and General Literatures at the University of Basel.
Philipp Schweighauser is Associate Professor and Head of American and General Literatures at the University of Basel.
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ISBN 978-3-8233-6967-7
EAN 9783823369677
Bibliographie 1. Auflage
Seiten 238
Format kartoniert
Höhe 225
Breite 150
Ausgabename 16967
Verlag Gunter Narr Verlag
Herausgeber Ridvan Askin, Philipp Schweighauser
Erscheinungsdatum 28.10.2015
Lieferzeit 1-3 Tage