Ethics in Culture

The Dissemination of Values through Literature and Other Media

by Astrid Erll, Herbert Grabes, Ansgar Nünning, Simon Cooke, Anna-Lena Flügel, Meike Hölscher,

Alongside the recent cultural turn in the humanities, there has been a noticeable return to ethical considerations. With regard to literature as well as other media, this has rekindled awareness of a tension, antagonism, or even disparity between ethics and aesthetics.
This volume of articles takes a more systematic and cross-disciplinary approach to the widely mooted ethical turn in literature and other media than has been pursued so far. It brings together a wide range of critical perspectives from literary studies, media and cultural memory studies, and philosophy, tracing the complex and sometimes conflicting relationship between ethics and aesthetics in theoretical contexts and individual case studies as diverse as colonial architecture, nineteenth-century literary histories, and postmodern writing and art.

  • De Gruyter; August 2008
  • ISBN 9783110206555
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  • Title: Ethics in Culture
  • Author: Astrid Erll (ed.); Herbert Grabes (ed.); Ansgar Nünning (ed.); Simon Cooke (contrib.); Anna-Lena Flügel (contrib.); Meike Hölscher (contrib.); Jan Rupp (contrib.)
  • Imprint: De Gruyter

About The Author

Astrid Erll,Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany; Herbert Grabesand Ansgar Nünning,Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany.