Empathy and the Novel download free [PDF and Ebook] by Suzanne Keen

Empathy and the Novel download free [PDF and Ebook] by Suzanne Keen year 2010
  • Book name: Empathy and the Novel
  • Author: Suzanne Keen
  • Release date: 2010/8/9
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Dictionaries and Languages
  • ISBN: 9780199740499
  • Rating: 8.28 of 10
  • Votes: 676
  • Review by: Nathalia Hinkle
  • Review rating: 9.42 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/14
  • Total pages: 276
  • Includes a PDF summary of 33 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Does empathy felt while reading fiction actually cultivate a sense of connection, leading to altruistic actions on behalf of real others? Empathy and the Novel presents a comprehensive account of the relationships among novel reading, empathy, and altruism. 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 ofempathy and the psychological study of fiction reading. Empathy robustly enters into affective responses to fiction, yet its role in shaping the behavior of emotional readers has been debated for three centuries. Keen surveys these debates and illustrates the techniques that invite empathetic response. Sheargues that the perception of fictiveness increases the likelihood of readers' empathy in part by releasing them from the guarded responses necessitated by the demands of real others. Narrative empathy is a strategy and subject of contemporary novelists from around the world, writers who tacitly endorse the potential universality of human emotions when they call upon their readers' empathy. If narrative empathy is to be taken seriously, Keen suggests, then women's reading and responses topopular fiction occupy a central position in literary inquiry, and cognitive literary studies should extend its range beyond canonical novels. In short, Keen's study extends the playing field for literature practitioners, causing it to resemble more closely that wide open landscape inhabited byreaders.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H5M36S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: General, Literary Theory, Linguistics, Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers, Psychology: Emotions, Literary Studies: C 1800 To C 1900
  • Available formats: TXT, DOC, PML, PDF, WORD, OEB, EPUB, LIT. Compressed in ALZ, ZIP, TAR, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 38.54 USD
  • Dimensions: 157x234x20mm
  • Weight: 396g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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