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Title

Chances of Being Kind: Rorty, Irony, and Teaching Modern Literature

Document Type

Article

Citation

Griffin, Paul F. “Chances of Being Kind: Rorty, Irony, and Teaching Modern Literature.” College English 18, no. 2 (1991): 107-18.

Annotation

Discusses teaching literature students how to look for moral values considering the postmodern concept that there are no absolute morals. Drawing on Hemingway’s “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” Joyce’s “Counterparts,” and Faulkner’s “Dry September” as examples of postmodern morality, Griffin suggests using Richard Rorty’s method of interpretation that modern writers rely on “ironic self-consciousness” to create occasions, rather than motivations, for moral action.

Published in

College English

Volume

18

Issue

2

Date

1991

Pages

107-118

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