LIT Verlag

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Nieves Pascual, Antonio Ballesteros González (Eds.)

Feeling in Others

Essays on Empathy and Suffering in Modern American Culture

Reihe: Transnational and Transatlantic American Studies, Band 6, 2008, broschiert, 176 Seiten

ISBN: 978-3-8258-0790-0

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.


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