Oxford Handbook of Phil & Lit (Eldridge, ed.)

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Anyone interested in the connections between philosophy and literature will want to check out this exciting new collection of critical essays, edited by Richard Eldridge. At something like $150, it’s clearly too expensive (and not intended) for most individual consumers, but be sure to ask for it at your library. And if you teach at a college or university, please urge your library to buy it if it hasn’t already!

Here is a link to the Amazon page for the book, and here is the table of contents:

1. Introduction , Richard Eldridge, (Swarthmore College)

Genres
2. Epic , Gregory Nagy, (Harvard University)
3. Lyric , Susan Stewart, (Princeton University)
4. Tragedy , J. M. Bernstein, (New School for Social Research)
5. Comedy , Timothy Gould, (Metropolitan State College of Denver)
6. Pastoral , Mark Payne, (University of Chicago)
7. Satire , R. Bracht Branham, (Emory University)
8. The Novel , Anthony J. Cascardi, (University of California, Berkeley)
9. Autobiography and Biography , Stephen Mulhall, (New College, Oxford)
10. Experimental Writing , R. M. Berry, (Florida State University)
Periods
11. Realism , Bernard Harrison, (University of Utah)
12. Romanticism , Nikolas Kompridis, (University of Toronto)
13. Idealism , Toril Moi, (Duke University)
14. Modernism , Philip Weinstein, (Swarthmore College)
15. Postcolonialism , Simona Bertacco, (University of Milan)
Devices and Powers
16. Imagination , Kirk Pillow, (Corcoran College of Art + Design)
17. Plot , Alan Singer, (Temple University)
18. Character , Stanley Bates, (Middlebury College)
19. Style , Charles Altieri, (University of California, Berkeley)
20. Emotion, Memory, and Trauma , Glenn W. Most, (University of Chicago)
Contexts and Uses
21. Literature and Knowledge , John Gibson, (University of Louisville)
22. Literature and Morality , Ted Cohen, (University of Chicago)
23. Literature and Politics , Fred Rush, (University of Notre Dame)

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