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264. Henry James, Moral Philosophy, and Seeing Others

Tuesday, 10 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Chicago G, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Henry James Society

Presiding: Kenneth W. Warren, Univ. of Chicago

Speakers: Jonathan E. Freedman, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Dorothy J. Hale, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Robert B. Pippin, Univ. of Chicago; H. Meili Steele, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia

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Session Description:

Henry James’s later fiction demonstrates how the art novel exceeds even as it stays within the realm of the aesthetic. Linguistic opacity and difficulty have paradoxically encouraged considerations that the art novel appears to dismiss, namely, how we establish shareable worlds, distinguish the illusory from the real, decide what we ought to do, or what we owe or do not owe others.


  • American Literature – General

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