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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... origins in the literal occupation of shepherds. For Foucault, much of the specificity of our Judeo-Christian inheritance may be traced to the vocation of the sheepherder and his ability to turn cross-species pity or empathy into the action of protective care and governance. Far from the Madding Crowd can...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 176–183.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Sarah Winter This essay identifies a new subgenre of the novel, the novel of prejudice, which appears at the end of the eighteenth century. Modeling an awareness of prejudice as an ethical and political problem of modernity distinct from the reader identification and empathy associated with...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 236–254.
Published: 01 August 2017
... politics belongs specifically to the technologies of representation developed by mid-Victorian liberal thinkers, especially the political scientist Thomas Hare. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 action empathy Anthony Trollope Jeremy Bentham Jacques Rancière Martha C...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 398–402.
Published: 01 August 2016
... numerous conscious and unconscious encounters and conversations. At other moments in the book, Keen's explanations of possible influences are far more nuanced. It is unclear, for example, if Hardy knew Vernon Lee's important work on empathy, informed by aesthetic psychology. He read her earlier essays...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2015
... literature since the early modern period has been to “mobilize (or even instantiate) empathy for others and enhance our ethical capabilities,” in the contemporary moment of globalization, things get more complicated because “otherness” is “immediately, insistently, and intensely pressing itself into the here...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 309–311.
Published: 01 November 2007
... ethical process of identification and empathy." Chapter 4 moves to fiction as a different register of cultural representation, more spe- cifically "elite fiction made into popular films" exemplified by Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 19–22.
Published: 01 May 2012
... question the very concept of “the same,” even as, in encouraging empathy, it so very frequently relies on this concept. One of the interesting things about the question that we were given to ponder is the ambiguity in its wording. We may read it in a way that attributes agency to the practice of...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 502–505.
Published: 01 November 2012
... a sophisticated critical discussion of how narrative focalization manages to make complex points about “empathy and race,” the novel’s hero, David Lurie, inspires only “waves of angry judgment.” Ver- meule confesses to feeling a mounting sense of panic and bewilderment. This is simply not how...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 393–397.
Published: 01 August 2016
... manic fluctuations of meaning, metaphor, and tone. Showing how Pynchon's novel flings readers constantly back and forth between paranoia and reality, conspiracy and chance, seriousness and levity, and alterity and empathy, Serpell argues that the oscillatory experience of reading Lot 49 ultimately...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 August 2000
... her audience. In this context, Stowe's strategy to incite read- erly outrage by means of a powerful physical empathy created through shared pain emerges as a profoundly ambivalent endeavor. On one level, using the suffering of slaves to provide readers with gratuitous emotional-and even...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 289–291.
Published: 01 August 2015
... the end of the century toward irony on one hand and empathy on the other. The “imperfect approximations” (157) of others' thoughts and feelings so prized by Smith and his inheritors came to be replaced in modernism by “something more pleasingly democratic” (159) and “better outfitted to modern...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 148–151.
Published: 01 May 2012
... unable to establish sufficient ties of intimacy and empathy with the discomfited child Faulkner seemed to be (Faulkner’s father, he writes, engaged in “a family pattern of paternal abuse and abandonment” that extended across several generations [41 Weinstein implicitly reprises a venerable theory...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 154–157.
Published: 01 May 2007
... "calls for reform and revolt, for empathy and insurrection" (220-21). This turns the reader into a "kind of affective yo-yo," in Festa's typically colorful description (221). Although the colonial context allows the reader to "rack up sentimental mileage in record time," however, Raynal has...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... generally fall along a continuum defined by two major poles: theories of identification, which emphasize the recognition or empathy that mimetic representation can foster; and what both Robert Eaglestone and Dorothy Hale have called new ethical theories influenced by postmodern thought, which emphasize...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 August 2006
... version of Crash as less than fully tragic, Daly notes. What shocked reviewers of the movie was not its content, per se, but its refusal to elicit empathy for Vaughan and Co. No "espresso shot of affect," glosses Daly-a complaint that brings home the totalizing and dehumanizing tendency of...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 343–349.
Published: 01 August 2010
... bodies of the poor and disempowered, the discourse of sentiment, which peaked in America in the nineteenth-century sympathetic tradition, “sparked feel- ings of pity or empathy in middle-class readers, whose moral virtue was reinforced by the extension of feelings across the chasms of class and race...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 366–370.
Published: 01 August 2010
... righteous as­pect.” It might connote the “daughter’s resentment,” or her “commiseration” with the mother’s position, she speculates, thereby forging a gendered alliance through empathy (298). This reversal enacts the contemporary feminist strategy I describe as “both/and” (which, by the way, Obama...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 188–209.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., Edelstein echoes Lynn Hunt's argument in Inventing Human Rights : ( 1 ) eighteenth-century novels persuaded readers to perform “act[s] of empathy” for “other individuals, including those who may have been beneath their own social station,” and (2) this “empathetic understanding of another's plight...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of human life. Its hero, Jimmy, has the classic traits of those usually depicted as the opponents of such instrumental societies: he likes words better than numbers, he is bumbling rather than efficient, and his response to the suffering of others is a kind of profound and helpless empathy...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 57–83.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Violence.” 1933 . Bercovitch ed., 399 –400. Worringer , Wilhelm . Abstraction and Empathy: A Contribution to the Psychology of Style . Chicago: Elephant Paperbacks, 1997 . West's Deadpan: Affect, Slapstick, and Publicity in Miss Lonelyhearts JUSTUS NIELAND The...