Levinas and Twentieth century Literature

Levinas and Twentieth-Century Literature considers how the work of the century's most original ethical thinker may reshape understandings of modernism, postmodernism, postcolonialism, feminism, gender studies, and globalism.

Author: Donald R. Wehrs

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ISBN: 9781611494426

Category: Literary Collections

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Levinas and Twentieth-Century Literature considers how the work of the century s most original ethical thinker may reshape understandings of modernism, postmodernism, postcolonialism, feminism, gender studies, and globalism. Tracing how modernist technique and anti-totalizing ethics enter into relations that, by the turn of the twenty-first century, not only revitalize diverse national literatures but also produce post-national, migrant, or hybrid literatures, the collection illuminates the ethical within literature while disclosing the literary contexts of Levinasian ethics."

Twentieth century Literary Criticism

The language employed here may for the presentday reader recall the work of
Emmanuel Levinas , who attempts to open a kind of thinking outside
representation ' s appropriation of the Other as an aspect of the Same . For
Levinas this ...

Author: Gale Research Company

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Category: Literature, Modern

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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.

Secrets of Creativity

Among his coauthored books is The Creativity Conundrum: A Propulsion Model
of Creative Contributions. ... He is editor of Levinas and Twentieth-Century
Literature, coeditor of Levinas and NineteenthCentury Literature, and coeditor of
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Author: Suzanne Nalbantian

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190462329

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal draws on insights from leading neuroscientists and scholars in the humanities and the arts to probe creativity in its many contexts, in the everyday mind, the exceptional mind, the scientific mind, the artistic mind, and the pathological mind. Components of creativity are specified with respect to types of memory, forms of intelligence, modes of experience, and kinds of emotion. Authors in this volume take on the challenge of showing how creativity can be characterized behaviorally, cognitively, and neurophysiologically. The complementary perspectives of the authors add to the richness of these findings. Neuroscientists describe the functioning of the brain and its circuitry in creative acts of scientific discovery or aesthetic production. Humanists from the fields of literature, art, and music give analyses of creativity in major literary works, musical compositions, and works of visual art.

Levinas and Nineteenth century Literature

And while it is certainly possible to read the novel's formal divisions as a
symptom of the limits of realism, I would like to suggest that this work is the first of
several late nineteenth- and early twentieth- century novels that together
establish a ...

Author: Donald R. Wehrs

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874130573

Category: Literary Criticism

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Levinas and Nineteenth-Century Literature presents nine essays that reread major British, American, and European nineteenth-century literary texts in light of the post-deconstruction ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. The first section pursues in essays on Wordsworth, Coleridge, De Quincey, and Baudelaire connections between Levinas's radical rethinking of subjectivity and Romantic generic, aesthetic, and conceptual innovation. The second section explores how Levinas's analysis of totalizing thought may illuminate how Poe, Emerson, Hawthorne, Douglass, Susan Warner, and Melville grapple with American experience and culture. The third section considers the relevance of Levinas's work for reassessments of the realist novel through essays on Austen, Dickens, and George Eliot. Essay authors are A.C. Goodson, David P. Haney, E.S. Burt, Alain Paul Toumayan, N.S. Boone, Lorna Wood, Donald R. Wehrs, Melvyn New, and Rachel Hollander. Donald R. Wehrs is Associate Professor of English at Auburn University. David P. Haney is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of English at Appalachian State University.

The Art of Time

Ethics, or the systematized set of inquiries and responses to the question “what should I do?” has infused the history of human narrative for more than two centuries.

Author: Nina L Molinaro

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 168448135X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Ethics, or the systematized set of inquiries and responses to the question “what should I do?” has infused the history of human narrative for more than two centuries. One of the foremost theorists of ethics during the twentieth century, Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) radicalized the discipline of philosophy by arguing that “the ethical” is the foundational moment for human subjectivity, and that human subjectivity underlies all of Western philosophy. Levinas’s voice is crucial to the resurging global attention to ethics because he grapples with the quintessential problem of alterity or “otherness,” which he conceptualizes as the articulation of, and prior responsibility to, difference in relation to the competing movement toward sameness. Academicians and journalists in Spain and abroad have recently fastened on an emerging cluster of peninsular writers who, they argue, pertain to a discernible literary generation, provisionally referred to as Generación X. These writers are distinct from their predecessors; they and their literary texts are closely related to the specific socio-political and historical circumstances in Spain and their novels relate stories of more and less proximity, more and less responsibility, and more and less temporality. In short, they trace the temporal movement of alterity through narrative. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Cognition Literature and History

This volume investigates and locates the complex intersections of cognition, literature, and history in order to advance interdisciplinary discussion and research in poetics, literary history, and cognitive science.

Author: Mark J. Bruhn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131793685X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Cognition, Literature, and History models the ways in which cognitive and literary studies may collaborate and thereby mutually advance. It shows how understanding of underlying structures of mind can productively inform literary analysis and historical inquiry, and how formal and historical analysis of distinctive literary works can reciprocally enrich our understanding of those underlying structures. Applying the cognitive neuroscience of categorization, emotion, figurative thinking, narrativity, self-awareness, theory of mind, and wayfinding to the study of literary works and genres from diverse historical periods and cultures, the authors argue that literary experience proceeds from, qualitatively heightens, and selectively informs and even reforms our evolved and embodied capacities for thought and feeling. This volume investigates and locates the complex intersections of cognition, literature, and history in order to advance interdisciplinary discussion and research in poetics, literary history, and cognitive science.

Of Levinas and Shakespeare

on Shakespeare and Levinas, Forgiving the Gift: The Philosophy of Generosity in
Marlowe and Shakespeare ... He is editor of Levinas and Twentieth-Century
Literature (Delaware University Press, 2013), co-editor (with Mark Bruhn) of ...

Author: Moshe Gold

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1612495427

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

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Scholars have used Levinas as a lens through which to view many authors and texts, fields of endeavor, and works of art. Yet no book-length work or dedicated volume has brought this thoughtful lens to bear in a sustained discussion of the works of Shakespeare. It should not surprise anyone that Levinas identified his own thinking as Shakespearean. "The play's the thing" for both, or put differently, the observation of intersubjectivity is. What may surprise and indeed delight all learned readers is to consider what we might yet gain from considering each in light of the other. Comprising leading scholars in philosophy and literature, Of Levinas and Shakespeare: "To See Another Thus" is the first book-length work to treat both great thinkers. Lear, Hamlet, and Macbeth dominate the discussion; however, essays also address Cymbeline, The Merchant of Venice, and even poetry, such as Venus and Adonis. Volume editors planned and contributors deliver a thorough treatment from multiple perspectives, yet none intends this volume to be the last word on the subject; rather, they would have it be a provocation to further discussion, an enticement for richer enjoyment, and an invitation for deeper contemplation of Levinas and Shakespeare.

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 9 Twentieth Century Historical Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

shadowy figure Levinas calls only “ the other ' . This other might be conceived as
the literary text , in which case Levinas has articulated an ethics of criticism of a
particularly austere kind , one that requires the virtual self - annihilation of the ...

Author: George Alexander Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521300148

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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Highly informative essays on developments in literary criticism and theory during the twentieth century.

Ethical Criticism

The book appraises current arguments about the ethics of criticism and, finding them wanting, turns to the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.

Author: Robert Eaglestone

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 194

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What is the relationship between literary criticism and ethics? Does criticism have an ethical task? How can criticism be ethical after literary theory? Ethical Criticismseeks to answer these questions by examining the historical development of the ethics of criticism and the vigorous contemporary backlash against what is known as 'theory'. The book appraises current arguments about the ethics of criticism and, finding them wanting, turns to the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. Described as 'the greatest moral philosopher of the twentieth century', Levinas' thought has had a profound influence on a number of significant contemporary thinkers. By paying close attention to his major writings, Robert Eaglestone argues cogently and persuasively for a new understanding of the ethical task of criticism and theory.

Facing the Other

This collection explicates Levinas's major contribution to these debates, namely the idea of the primacy of ethics over ontology or epistemology.

Author: Sean Hand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317832485

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Emmanuel Levinas is one of the key philosophers in the post-Heideggerian field and an increasingly central presence in contemporary debates about identity and responsibility. His work spans and encapsulates the major philosophical and ethical concerns of the twentieth century, combining the insights of a basic phenomenological training with the demands of a Jewish culture and its basis in the endless exegesis of Talmudic reading. His concerns and subjects are wide: they include the Other, the body, infinity, women, Jewish-Christian relations, Zionism and the impulses and limits of philosophical language itself. This collection explicates Levinas's major contribution to these debates, namely the idea of the primacy of ethics over ontology or epistemology. It investigates how, in the wake of a post-structuralist orthodoxy, scholars and practitioners in such fields as literary theory, cultural studies, feminism and psychoanalysis are turning to Levinas's work to articulate a rediscovered concern with the ethical dimension of their discipline. Stressing the largely assumed but unexplored Jewish dimension of Levinas's work, this book is an important contribution to the field of Jewish studies and philosophy.

Emmanuel Levinas

In this clear, accessible guide, Seán Hand examines why Levinas is increasingly fundamental to the study of literature and culture today.

Author: Seán Hand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134142692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Best known for his theories of ethics and responsibility, Emmanuel Levinas was one of the most profound and influential thinkers of the last century. In this clear, accessible guide, Seán Hand examines why Levinas is increasingly fundamental to the study of literature and culture today. Exploring the intellectual and social contexts of his work and the events that shaped it, Hand considers: the influence of phenomenology and Judaism on Levinas’s thought key concepts such as the ‘face’, the ‘other’, ethical consciousness and responsibility Levinas’s work on aesthetics the relationship of philosophy and religion in his writings the interaction of his work with historical discussions his often complex relationships with other theorists and theories Emmanuel Levinas’s unique contribution to theory set an exemplary standard for all subsequent thought. This outstanding guide to his work will prove invaluable to scholars and students across a wide range of disciplines - from philosophy and literary criticism through to international relations and the creative arts.

The Cambridge Companion to Levinas

A convenient and accessible guide to Levinas which emphasises the interdisciplinary significance of his work.

Author: William G. S. Huxley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521665650

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 292

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A convenient and accessible guide to Levinas which emphasises the interdisciplinary significance of his work.

Broken Tablets

Chronicling the interactions between these thinkers, Sarah Hammerschlag argues that the stakes in their respective positions were more than philosophical. They were also political.

Author: Sarah Hammerschlag

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231542135

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Over a span of thirty years, twentieth-century French philosophers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida held a conversation across texts. Sharing a Jewish heritage and a background in phenomenology, both came to situate their work at the margins of philosophy, articulating this placement through religion and literature. Chronicling the interactions between these thinkers, Sarah Hammerschlag argues that the stakes in their respective positions were more than philosophical. They were also political. Levinas's investments were born out in his writings on Judaism and ultimately in an evolving conviction that the young state of Israel held the best possibility for achieving such an ideal. For Derrida, the Jewish question was literary. The stakes of Jewish survival could only be approached through reflections on modern literature's religious legacy, a line of thinking that provided him the means to reconceive democracy. Hammerschlag's reexamination of Derrida and Levinas's textual exchange not only produces a new account of this friendship but also has significant ramifications for debates within Continental philosophy, the study of religion, and political theology.

Levinas Faces Biblical Figures

... a deeper function in his philosophical project in a way that other literary figures
and stories do not—from Shakespeare, Hugo, Dostoyevsky, and Rimbaud to the
cluster of twentieth-century writers on whom Levinas explicitly wrote: Proust, ...

Author: Yael Lin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739182838

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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Levinas Faces Biblical Figures captures the drama of the encounter between a great philosopher and a text of primary importance. The book considers the ways in which Levinas's thoughts can open up the biblical text to requestioning, and how the biblical text can inform our reading of Levinas.

Levinas and Medieval Literature

20 This particular rescue operation would force us to collate the rationalist Jewish
Levinas with other Jewish thinkers of the mid - twentieth century who had
embraced the rationalist mode of thought even unto the heights of truly scientific ...

Author: Ann W. Astell

Publisher: Duquesne

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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"Twelve essays take the unique approach of connecting Christian allegory, talmudic hermeneutics, and Levinasian interpretation, as authors put into dialogue the ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas with a variety of English and rabbinic writings from th

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Facing Black and Jew

Reading the work of African American and Jewish American authors alongside and through one another.

Author: Adam Zachary Newton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521658706

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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Reading the work of African American and Jewish American authors alongside and through one another.

Emmanuel Levinas Levinas and the history of philosophy

His work has influenced a wide range of intellectuals, from French thinkers such as Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray and Jean-Luc Marion, to American philosophers Stanley Cavell and Hillary Putnam.This set will be a useful ...

Author: Claire Elise Katz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415310529

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Emmanuel Levinas (1905-1995) was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century. His work has influenced a wide range of intellectuals, from French thinkers such as Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray and Jean-Luc Marion, to American philosophers Stanley Cavell and Hillary Putnam.This set will be a useful resource for scholars working in the fields of literary theory, philosophy, Jewish studies, religion, political science and rhetoric.Titles also available in this series include, Karl Popper (November 2003, 4 Volumes, 475), and the forthcoming titles Edmund Husserl (2005, c.4 Volumes, c. 475) and Gottlob Frege (2005, c.4 Volumes, c. 475).

The Provocation of Levinas

The book brings together some of the most interesting and far-reaching responses to the work of Levinas, in three different areas: contemporary feminism, psychotherapy, and Levinas's relation to other philosophers.

Author: Robert Bernasconi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134985363

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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There is a growing recognition of Levinas's importance. It can in part be attributed to an increasing concern that twentieth-century continental philosophy seems to have no place for ethics. In making ethics fundamental to philosophy, rather than a problem to which we might one day return, Levinas transforms continental thought. The book brings together some of the most interesting and far-reaching responses to the work of Levinas, in three different areas: contemporary feminism, psychotherapy, and Levinas's relation to other philosophers. It includes a newly translated paper by Levinas on suffering, and a specially commissioned interview.