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Introduction

Schweighauser, Philipp and Askin, Ridvan. (2015) Introduction. In: Literature, Ethics, Morality: American Studies Perspectives. Tübingen, pp. 11-22.

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Abstract

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from William Dean Howells’s and Henry James’s realist novels to Edward Sapir’s intermedial poems, and from John Muir’s unpublished letters and journal of his 1893 tour of the Swiss Alps to Rudy Wiebe’s A Discovery of Strangers and the poetry of Robert Lowell.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 reflect on some of the most prominent voices in contemporary theoretical debates about ethics such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jürgen Habermas, Emmanuel 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.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Amerikanistik (Schweighauser)
UniBasel Contributors:Askin, Ridvan and Schweighauser, Philipp
Item Type:Book Section
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH
ISBN:978-3-8233-6967-7
Series Name:Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (SPELL)
Issue Number:32
ISSN:0940-0478
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
Language:English
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Last Modified:28 Apr 2018 14:49
Deposited On:11 Aug 2016 14:20

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