Ethics and literature today: the state of the question, the legacy of the past

Future event
Colloque Révolutions morales

The international symposium "Ethics and Literature today" aims to understand why morality is becoming increasingly important in the evaluation of literary works today.

23 25 March 2023

The international symposium "Ethics and Literature today" aims to understand why morality is becoming increasingly important in the evaluation of literary works today. In order to answer this question, the aim is to take stock of the research on the relationship between literature and ethic,s and to reconstruct the essential stages of the joint history of the two disciplines, from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The analysis of specific cases (Oarystis 2017, Max Fox 2020) will allow us to closely identify the changes taking place. The dialogue between moral philosophers and literary theorists will allow us to deepen two of LETHICA's themes ("making a case", "moral revolutions"), to contribute to the training of students and to explore how to better define the truth content of literature, its forms, and its relevance in the reading process.

Contact : Enrica Zanin (ezanin[at]unistra.fr) and Vincenza Perdichizzi (perdichizzi[at]unistra.fr)