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Negen muzen, tien geboden. Historische en methodologische gevalstudies over de interactie tussen literatuur en ethiek

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ISBN: 9789038207926 Year: Pages: 241 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Academia Press
Subject: Arts in general --- History of arts --- Languages and Literatures
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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.

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