Adam Zachary NewtonNow Professor Emeritus, Adam Zachary Newton has served as University Professor, Stanton Chair in Literature and Humanities, and Chair of the Department of English at Yeshiva University. His previous appointment was as Jane and Rowland Blumberg Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught in the English Department, the Committee on Comparative Literature, the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, and the Program in Jewish Studies. More recently, he has held appointments as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Emory University and Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, GA.
Newton is a graduate of Haverford College and has a Ph.D. from Harvard University (1992). While at Harvard, his book, ''Narrative ethics'', "sought a bridge between the disciplines of ethical philosophy and literary studies by proposing a new way to think about the moral realms of risk and responsibility as problems of reading." He defines narrative ethics as "the ethical consequences of narrating story... and the reciprocal claims binding teller, listener, witness, and reader in that process." Other scholars apply his approach and find new ways to read old books.
His publications in the fields of literary studies, philosophy, and religion include six monographs, an edited volume, and a body of critical articles.
Newton married Miriam Udel in 2011, who had read his book ''Narrative ethics'' twice, years before meeting him. Provided by Wikipedia