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Towards a New Literary Humanism

  • Editors
  • Andy Mousley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Andy Mousley
      Pages 1-19
  3. Literature as Ersatz Theology: Deep Selves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Andy Mousley
      Pages 23-27
    3. Rebecca Styler
      Pages 28-43
    4. Inge Arteel
      Pages 77-90
  4. Scepticism, or Humanism at the Limit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Andy Mousley
      Pages 93-97
    3. Richard Chamberlain
      Pages 98-112
    4. Jeff Wallace
      Pages 127-142
    5. Ivan Callus, Stefan Herbrechter
      Pages 143-158
  5. Literature, Democracy, Humanisms from Below

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Andy Mousley
      Pages 161-165
    3. Damir Arsenijević
      Pages 166-180
    4. Deborah Mutch
      Pages 197-211
    5. Nigel Wood
      Pages 212-227
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 228-244

About this book

Introduction

Literature cultivates 'deep selves' for whom books matter because they take over from religion fundamental questions about the meaning of existence. This volume embraces and questions this perspective, whilst also developing a 'new humanist' critical vocabulary which specifies, and therefore opens to debate, the human significance of literature.

Keywords

democracy poetry religion

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