Negen muzen, tien geboden. Historische en methodologische gevalstudies over de interactie tussen literatuur en ethiek
de Moor, Katrien
Literature traditionally holds a special place in society. This fact can be ascribed especially to literature’s unique capability to urge its audience and readers to allow a voice other than their own to resound within. And yet, literature’s role raises questions regarding one’s responsibility and engagement – questions that nearly every generation asks itself time and again with an ever changing urgency. Eight literary scholars from the research group ‘Literature – Ethics – Law’ (Ghent University) focus on this complex dialogue between literature and ethics. In the process, they arrive at answers that tease out crucial historical developments (from Plato to HIV/AIDS-prose), while also attending to the impact of methodological reevaluations during the search for such answers.
Keywordsliterature; ethiek; ethics; literatuur
Publication date and placeGent, 2005
For emergent readers (adult)
Literary studies: general