Feeling in Others

ab 19,90 

Nieves Pascual, Antonio Ballesteros González (Eds.)

Essays on Empathy and Suffering in Modern American Culture

ISBN 978-3-8258-0790-0
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2008
Seiten 176
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Transnational and Transatlantic American Studies

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Feeling in Others: Essays on Empathy and Suffering in Modern Culture
addresses different kinds of suffering as presented in texts, visual and verbal, and
proposes empathy as an ethical exigency of the act of reading and critical tool. The
volume brings together contributions from Americanists in France, Norway, Austria,
Hungary, and Spain. It examines paintings, comic strips, autobiographies, fictional
narratives, and poems on pain from a variety of critical perspectives, bringing
together the fields of cognitive psychology, phenomenology, literary criticism, and
architecture to account for the complexity of the contagious difference of pain.

Nieves Pascual
Associate Professor of American Literature at the University of JaÚn, Spain. Currently working on a manuscript on hunger and writing.

Antonio Ballesteros Gonzßlez
Currently he is professor of English Literature at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Ciudad Real, Spain. He has worked on gothic and popular texts.