113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ethics and Affect II: Transformations

Session Chair: 
Victoria Shinbrot, California State University, Sacramento
Session 11: Sunday 10:20-11:50am
Galleria III (PH-ET)


  1. Rachel Cole, Lewis & Clark College
    The Wings of the Dove posits an exchange of sex for money that economizes both love and mortality. Most critics condemn the trade, but I argue James is exploring what it means to love another person truly and well. His answers have consequences for many current scenarios, including end-of-life care.
  2. Jillian Coleman, California State University Sacramento
    Hardy’s Jude the Obscure challenges the Victorian notion that their society was structured so only the virtuous could succeed and the corrupt fail. He addresses societal flaws and how people who are born into this system are forced into a world where the welfare of people is not a priority.
  3. Patrick D. Zambianchi , University of Washington - Seattle
    This paper will explore the points of intersection between the fields of aesthetics and ethics as theorized by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, and the British Romantics of the first generation. In particular, I intend to examine the role of aesthetic perceptiveness in the constitution of an ethical system that challenges traditionally Christian notions of moral good.
Session Cancelled: