Conversations: “The Empathetic Turn in Literature Studies”

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/16/2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location
JFSB 4010

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We’ll discuss a few short essays—including Elaine Scarry’s recent essay “Poetry, Injury, and the Ethics of Reading”—that discuss the surge of interest in empathy and the question (picked up in the popular press) of whether reading literature makes one a better person. Contact Matthew Wickman to obtain related readings.

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