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Empathy and the novel

Author: Suzanne Keen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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"Drawing on psychology, narrative theory, neuroscience, literary history, philosophy, and recent scholarship in discourse processing, Keen brings together resources and challenges for the literary study of empathy and the psychological study of fiction reading. Empathy robustly enters into affective responses to fiction, but its role in shaping the behavior of emotional readers has been debated for three centuries.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keen, Suzanne.
Empathy and the novel.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Keen
ISBN: 019517576X 9780195175769
OCLC Number: 70407721
Description: xxix, 242 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Contemporary perspectives on empathy --
The literary career of empathy --
Readers' empathy --
Empathy in the marketplace --
Authors' empathy --
Contesting empathy --
Appendix : a collection of hypotheses about narrative empathy.
Responsibility: Suzanne Keen.
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Does reading novels cultivate our sympathetic imagination and real-world good citizenship? Keen finds the case for altruistic consequences of novel reading unpersuasive. This book engages with  Read more...


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