What kind of turn is the turn to ethics? A Right turn? A Left turn? A wrong turn? A U-turn? Ethics is back in literary studies, philosophy, and political theory. The philosophers, political theorists, literary critics and physician whose essays are collected here bring the particularities of their disciplines and training to a vital complex of questions.
Marjorie Garber is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English, Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard University. She is Editor of the Routledge book series CultureWork and author of Symptoms of Culture. Beatrice Hanssen is Associate Professor of German at Harvard University and author of Critique of Violence: Between Poststructuralism and Critical Theory. Rebecca L. Walkowitz is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Associate Editor of the CultureWork series.
"The contributors to this fine collection are from a wide range of backgrounds, including literary studies, cultural studies, philosophy, and pediactrics... a careful reading of each essay is a richly rewarding experience." -- Nicholas Pagan