What can great books and films teach us about moral complexity and the human experience? How do creative genres engage, provoke, or challenge our values or vision in ways that abstract philosophical analysis cannot? What can we learn from each other by reading books and watching films together? These are the questions that animate the Oxford Character Project’s Ethics through Fiction and Film initiative, which meets each term to discuss novels and films that prompt moral reflection and raise complex ethical questions. This term we will consider Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility along with the 1995 film adaptation scripted by Emma Thompson and directed by Ang Lee. The plan will be to read the novel individually over the course of the term and then meet together during 9th week (2nd to 8th December - exact days and times to be decided by consensus) to discuss the novel and view the film.
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