Precarity, Precariousness, Homelessness and the Literature and Ethics of Responsiveness

Anderton, Joseph (2023) Precarity, Precariousness, Homelessness and the Literature and Ethics of Responsiveness. In: Brill Handbook of Literary Criticism and Ethics. Brill. (In Press)

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This chapter uses examples from contemporary literature about homelessness and forcible displacement to identify literary intersections with response ethics and related concepts: recognition and framing; witnessing and address; relationality, dispossession and corporeality. I argue that literature on homelessness evokes elements of response ethics in action within the narratives but also that writing and reading these stories is a significant activity in witnessing and responding to the needs of others, particularly by stimulating critical self-reflection on our relative vulnerabilities and possible ethical actions.

Item Type: Book Section
15 August 2023Accepted
Subjects: CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-01 - English studies > CAH19-01-03 - literature in English
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > College of English and Media
Depositing User: Joseph Anderton
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2023 14:01
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 12:08

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