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Literature, Culture, and Tolerance

Edited By Andrew R. Murphy, Charles Russel, Jaroslaw Pluciennik and Irena Hübner

Questions of tolerance are as old as human society. In acknowledgment of the crucial importance of tolerance and intolerance in contemporary life, a conference was convened in 2007. The 16 papers included in this volume all have their origins in that conference, which brought together a wide array of over 100 academics from fifteen nations, all interested in furthering discussion on tolerance. The goal of this book is to stimulate further historical and contemporary critical reflection on the foundational philosophical, religious, and cultural value and problematic future of tolerance. The title – Literature, Culture, and Tolerance – emphasizes the interconnections between the social and the artistic, between the political and the literary, in thinking through the phenomena of tolerance and intolerance in the modern world.

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Notes on Contributors Tobias Budke was born in Ibbenbueren, Germany. He is currently writing his PhD dissertation about book gifts made and received within the religious sphere of Reformation England. He works as a Research Assistant at the University of Muenster as part of a project dedicated to book gifts in late medieval and early modern England. Daniel Carey is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities, National Univer- sity of Ireland, Galway, and author of Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Con- testing Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond (Cambridge, 2006). He has edited Asian Travel in the Renaissance (Oxford, 2004), and The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eightenth–Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory (Ox- ford, 2009), with Lynn Festa. Marie–Luise Egbert received her Ph.D. in 1998 (Lexical Repetition in English– German Literary Translation) and completed her Habilitation in 2005 with a study on the nexus between gardens and Englishness in English literature. She has taught English literature and culture at Chemnitz, Leipzig and Freiburg, pub- lishing articles on translation, 18th–century literature, and the new media in the classroom. Kenneth Holmqvist, PhD is a cognitive scientist, now working as Associate Professor at Lund University, where he heads the Humanities Laboratory. He is author of around 100 publications in journals and books over the past 15 years. He manages several long–term research projects, such as "Reading while writ- ing" (SRC), ”Mental imagery” (SRC), ”Reading to music and noise” (Spar- banken Finn) and ”Decision making in the supermarket” (FøSu/Vinnova). Cur- rently, his...

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