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A revitalisation of the field of ethics and literature has recently gained the attention of scholars in philosophy and literary studies. Drawing on interdisciplinary work in this field by a diverse range of thinkers, including Martha Nussbaum, Emmanuel Levinas and Paul Ricoeur, Jil Larson offers new readings of late-Victorian and turn-of-the-century British fiction to show how ethical concepts can transform our understanding of narratives, just as narratives make possible a valuable, contextualised moral deliberation. Focusing on novels by Thomas Hardy, Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Oscar…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
A revitalisation of the field of ethics and literature has recently gained the attention of scholars in philosophy and literary studies. Drawing on interdisciplinary work in this field by a diverse range of thinkers, including Martha Nussbaum, Emmanuel Levinas and Paul Ricoeur, Jil Larson offers new readings of late-Victorian and turn-of-the-century British fiction to show how ethical concepts can transform our understanding of narratives, just as narratives make possible a valuable, contextualised moral deliberation. Focusing on novels by Thomas Hardy, Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James, Larson explores the conjunction of ethics and fin-de-siècle history and culture through a consideration of what narratives from this period tell us about emotion, reason, and gender, aestheticism, and such speech acts as promising and lying. This book will be of interest to scholars of nineteenth century and modernism, and all interested in the conjunction between narrative, ethics and literary theory.

Table of contents:
Acknowledgements; 1. Ethics and the turn to narrative; 2. Victorian history and ethics: anxiety at the fin-de-siecle; 3. Emotion, gender, and ethics in fiction by Thomas Hardy, and the New Women Writers; 4. When hope unblooms:chance and moral luck in A Laodicean, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and Tess; 5. Oscar Wilde and Henry James: Aestheticizing Ethics; 6. Promises, lies and ethical agency in Joseph Conrad's Under Western Eyes; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Drawing on interdisciplinary work in the field of ethics, Jil Larson offers new readings of late-Victorian and turn-of-the-century British fiction. This book will be of interest to scholars of nineteenth century and modernism, and all interested in the conjunction between narrative, ethics and literary theory.

Jil Larson explores the conjunction between narrative, ethics and literary theory.
Autorenporträt
Jil Larson is Assistant Professor of English at Western Michigan University. A former managing editor of Victorian Studies, she has published on Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and ethics and literature. She is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Centre for the Study of Ethics in Society at Western Michigan University.