Empathy and the critic

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Empathy is a much-discussed term in the humanities these days. While some critics value it and argue that literature desirably promotes it, other critics worry that appeals to this emotion will neglect important matters of social context. In the literature classroom, the best approach is to take time to consider how texts complicate the impulse to empathize.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-27
Number of pages18
JournalCollege English
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics


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