Postmodern Humanism in Contemporary Literature and Culture

Reconciling the Void

  • Authors
  • Todd F. Davis
  • Kenneth Womack

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Into this World: Body and Spirit in Contemporary Literature

  3. Story and Possibility: Narrative Mapping as Ethical Construct

  4. Music, Image, and Activism: A Means to an Open Ending

  5. Conclusion: Postmodern Humanism and the Ethical Future

    1. Todd F. Davis, Kenneth Womack
      Pages 161-165
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 166-198

About this book


Davis and Womack investigate the emerging gaps between literary scholarship and the reading experience. The idea of reconciling the void - the locus of our sociocultural disillusionment and despair in an uncertain world - concerns explicit artistic attempts to represent the ways in which human beings seek out meaning, hope and community.


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