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Genre and ethics : the education of an eighteenth-century critic

Author: Edward Tomarken
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book combines a literary critical version of genre with a pedagogical conception of ethics. It is comprised of eight chapters covering literature from the Renaissance to the present with an emphasis on the Restoration and the eighteenth century."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tomarken, Edward, 1938-
Genre and ethics.
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, 2002
(OCoLC)606785002
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Tomarken
ISBN: 0874137675 9780874137675
OCLC Number: 47182294
Description: 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: An autobiographical introduction: why genre and ethics? --
How genre criticism leads to ethics --
Textual ideology in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko --
Critical ideology in The Beaux' and Belle's stratagem --
Critical judgment in MacFlecknoe --
Ethical agency in "The double mistress" --
History, genre, and ethics in The life of Richard Savage --
Genre and teleology: the faith of criticism --
Literary history: the pastoral elegy from "Lycidas" to the present --
Pedagogical postscript.
Responsibility: Edward Tomarken.
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Abstract:

"This book combines a literary critical version of genre with a pedagogical conception of ethics. It is comprised of eight chapters covering literature from the Renaissance to the present with an emphasis on the Restoration and the eighteenth century."

"The study addresses the following kinds of questions: Why does genre need ethics? Why does ethics need genre? How is ethics related to and distinguished from ideology as currently used in cultural studies? How does a generic ethical method come to terms with history and historical change? How is a generic ethical method related to religion? Does genre reinforce the concept of the ethical agent? This book will therefore have a broad audience, including scholars whose fields range from the Renaissance to the present, theorists and philosophers whose interests include ethics, cultural studies, and ideologies, and educationists pursuing methods for graduates and undergraduates.

The autobiographical introduction serves as the "hook," as our creative writers say, for this audience. Generically, it is experimental, being at once scholarly, pedagogical, and autobiographical."--Jacket.

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