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Feminist narrative ethics : tacit persuasion in modernist form, Katherine Saunders Nash

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Feminist narrative ethics : tacit persuasion in modernist form
Title
Feminist narrative ethics
Title remainder
tacit persuasion in modernist form
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Katherine Saunders Nash
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Feminist Narrative Ethics: Tacit Persuasion in Modernist Form establishes a new theory of narrative ethics by analyzing how rhetorical techniques can prompt readers of novels to reconsider their ethical convictions about women's rights. Katherine Saunders Nash proposes four new theoretical paradigms: the ethics of persuasion (Virginia Woolf), of fair play (Dorothy L. Sayers), of distance (E. M. Forster), and of attention (John Cowper Powys). While offering close readings of novels by each author, this book also provides a new, interdisciplinary basis for coordinating feminist and rhetorical theories, history, and narrative technique. Despite pronouncements by many theorists about the difficulty--even the impossibility--of doing justice in a single study to both history and form, Feminist Narrative Ethics proves that they can be mutually illuminating. Its approach is not only resolutely rhetorical, but resolutely historical as well. It strikes a felicitous balance between history and form that affords new understanding of the implied author concept. Feminist Narrative Ethics makes a persuasive case for the necessity of locating authorial agency in the implied (rather than the actual) author and cogently explains why rhetorical theory insists on the concept of an implied (rather than an inferred) author. And it proposes a new facet of agency that rhetorical theorists have heretofore neglected: the ethics of progressive revisions to a project in manuscript." -- Publisher's description
  • Feminist Narrative Ethics: Tacit Persuasion in Modernist Form establishes a new theory of narrative ethics by analyzing rhetorical techniques prompt readers of novels to reconsider their ethical convictions about women{u2019}s rights. Katherine Saunders Nash proposes four new theoretical paradigms: the ethics of persuasion (Virginia Woolf), of fair play (Dorothy L. Sayers), of distance (E. M. Forster), and of attention (John Cowper Powys). While offering close readings of novels by each author, this book also provides a new, interdisciplinary basis for coordinating feminist and rhetorical theories, history, and narrative technique. Despite pronouncements by many theorists about the difficulty{u2014}even the impossibility{u2014}of doing justice in a single study to both history and form, Feminist Narrative Ethics proves that they can be mutually illuminating. Its approach is not only resolutely rhetorical, but resolutely historical as well. It strikes a felicitous balance between history and form that affords new understanding of the implied author concept. Feminist Narrative Ethics makes a persuasive case for the necessity of locating authorial agency in the implied (rather than the actual) author and cogently explains why rhetorical theory insists on the concept of an implied (rather than an inferred) author. And it proposes a new facet of agency that rhetorical theorists have heretofore neglected: the ethics of progressive revisions to a project in manuscript. --Provided by publisher
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1973-
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Nash, Katherine Saunders
Dewey number
801/.95082
Index
index present
LC call number
PN98.W64
LC item number
N37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theory and interpretation of narrative
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  • Feminist literary criticism
  • Feminism and literature
  • Fairy tales
  • English literature
  • Persuasion (Rhetoric)
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Feminist narrative ethics : tacit persuasion in modernist form, Katherine Saunders Nash
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The ethics of distance -- The ethics of fair play -- The ethics of persuasion -- The ethics of attention -- Conclusion
Control code
861955951
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 178 pages
Isbn
9780814212424
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013028288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861955951
Label
Feminist narrative ethics : tacit persuasion in modernist form, Katherine Saunders Nash
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The ethics of distance -- The ethics of fair play -- The ethics of persuasion -- The ethics of attention -- Conclusion
Control code
861955951
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 178 pages
Isbn
9780814212424
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013028288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861955951

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