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Pro and Contra: Ethical Values in Literature

Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Tuebingen

Part of the project „Literature and Philosophy in Russian Culture“, financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

23.-25. April 2009

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Sabine Döring, Dr. Catrin Misselhorn, Prof. Dr. Schamma Schahadat, Dr. Irina Wutsdorff


Within the framework of this workshop issues concerning the ethical assessment of works of literature will be discussed from a philosophical as well as a literary perspective. Both Berys Gaut and Daniel Jacobson have recently provided controversial answers to the question whether, if at all, moral criteria should play any role in assessing pieces of art. With regard to literature the following questions ensue: In which way are ethical topoi and issues inscribed in literary works of art? What are the poetological consequences of ethical claims on literature as is predominantly the case in Russian culture?

Accomodation: Hotel Hospiz, Neckarhalde 2   http://www.hotel-hospiz.de

Program pdf Invitation pdf Review Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung