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Title Textual ethos studies, or Locating ethics / edited by Anna Fahraeus and AnnKatrin Jonsson
Published Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (378 pages)
Series Critical studies ; vol. 26
Critical studies (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; v. 26
Contents Table of Contents; INTRODUCTION: Textual Ethos Studies-or Locating Ethics; The Novel, the Social and the Event: An International Ethical Encounter; Execrable Speech: Louis-Ferdinand Céline's Bagatelles pour un Massacre; The Grotesque on Fleshing Out the Subject of Ethics; Playing Ball With God: Breaking the Law in Breaking the Waves; Post-textual Ethics: Foucault's Rhetorical Will; Shakespeare's Othello: Jealousy and Hermeneutics; The Ethics of Modality in Pauline Smith's "The Sisters"; Telling Stories: Alterity and Ethics in John Banville's The Untouchable and Shroud
"All this tractate is but a dream": The Ethics of Dream Narration in Thomas Nashe's The Terrors of the NightReading Kristeva and Beyond: Psychoanalysis As Textual Ethics; Bodily Formations and Reading Strategies in John Donne's Metempsychosis; Checkpoint Syndrome: Violence, Madness, and Ethics in the Hebrew Literature of the Intifada; The Uses and Abuses of Children: Fairy Tales and the Pornographic; Representations of Rape in Apartheid and Post-apartheid South African Literature; Nightwood and the Limits of Representation
David Mamet's Altered Ethics: Finding Forgiveness or Something Like It, in House of Games, The Spanish Prisoner, and State and Main"Your otherness is perfect as my death": The Ethics and Aesthetics of Li-Young Lee's Poetry; The Look of Ethics: Emmanuel Levinas, Léo Bronstein, and the Interhuman Intrigue; A Mind Poised Between Desires: The Ethos of T.S. Eliot's Poetry and Criticism; Sentimentality in Postmodernist Fiction: From Ethical Problem to Ethical Possibility; Notes on the contributors; Index
Summary What is the relationship between texts and ethics? Who decides the ethics of a text, the writer or the reader? What happens to ethics in texts that portray dreams or psychoses? Is violence always inherently unethical? In dealing with others is violence to both them and oneself ever completely avoidable? Textual Ethos Studies does not attempt to provide definitive answers to these questions so much as to be a springboard to the further discussion of ethics in relation to specific texts. The essays illustrate varying perspectives - ranging from the philosophical to the psychoanalytical to the linguistic - that can be used to localize how texts engage or invite an engagement with ethics. Twenty scholars representing Asia, Europe, Israel, North America, and South Africa highlight the complex relationship between cultural context and ethics, and between the ethical and the unethical. Several essays deal with the study of atypical texts that represent different attitudes toward the violent, the disordered, the traumatized, the psychotic, and the sentimental in order to encourage - or provoke - further discussion of the relevance of these types of texts to ethics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethics.
Form Electronic book
Author Fahraeus, Anna.
Jonsson, AnnKatrin.
ISBN 1423791479 (electronic bk.)
9781423791478 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Locating ethics
Textual ethos studies