Janne Korkka



Ethical Encounters

Spaces and Selves in the Writings of Rudy Wiebe
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Edité par Janne Korkka
Editeur Rodopi - Brill
Distributeur Editions de Boccard

The problems of knowing and representing the other are acute every time we encounter a text as writers or readers. Ethical Encounters engages with the representation of encounters with alterity in the writings of the Canadian author Rudy Wiebe. Drawing on Emmanuel Levinas’s philosophy on the ethics of encountering the other, the book argues that Wiebe’s writings show that the self’s knowledge offers an inadequate basis for ethically valid representations of those encounters. In the search for ...