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Author Sklar, Howard, 1959-
Title The art of sympathy in fiction [electronic resource] : forms of ethical and emotional persuasion / Howard Sklar.
Publication Info. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., c2013.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOKS-DDA    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
Series Linguistic approaches to literature ; v. 15. 1569-3112
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Art of Sympathy in Fiction; Editorial page; Title page; LCC page; Dedication page; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Sympathy and narrative: Theoretical assumptions; 1. Believable fictions: On the nature of emotional responses to fictional characters; 1.1 Character and the question of believability; 1.2 Emotional responses to fictional characters; 2. Defining sympathy: Experiential and ethical dimensions; 2.1 Empathy: The chameleon emotion; 2.2 Towards a working definition of sympathy; 2.3 Sympathy: A "moral sentiment"?
2.4 Real-life and narrative sympathy: Experiential differences and ethical implications3. Forms of persuasion: Narrative approaches to the construction of reader sympathy; 3.1 Narrative empathy or sympathy? The role of aesthetic distance; 3.2 The poetics of narrative sympathy; Part II. Literary critical and empirical case studies; 4.1 The clothes make the man: Fantastic empathy and realistic sympathy in Roth's "Eli, the Fanatic"; 4. Varieties of narrative sympathy: Two preliminary case studies; 4.1.1 Challenging realistic conventions
4.1.2 Naturalizing a strange reality: Stereotyping as a strategy for creating verisimilitude4.1.3 Defamiliarizing readers' perceptions; 4.1.4 Fantastic empathy and realistic sympathy; 4.1.5 Reevaluating "reality"; 4.2 Sympathy as self-discovery: The significance of caring for others in Ursula K. Le Guin's "Betray; 4.2.1 Lost in the marshlands: Cognitive estrangement and the cultivation of empathy; 4.2.2 Abberkam as Other: "Emotional estrangement" and reader judgment; 4.2.3 The rehabilitation of Abberkam: Revised judgment and the beginnings of sympathy
4.2.4 The restoration of Self: Sympathetic caring comes full-circle5. Shades of sympathy: The limits and possibilities of identification in Bambara's "The Hammer Man"; 5.1 Structure and response: Some theoretical approaches to reader emotions; 5.2 Surprised by sympathy: The effects of delayed exposition; 5.3 Empirical approaches to "The Hammer Man"; 5.3.1 Defining sympathy: A brief review; 5.3.2 Methods and subjects; 5.3.3 Results; 5.3.4 General discussion of the test results; 6. Sympathetic "grotesque": The dynamics of feeling in Sherwood Anderson's "Hands"
6.1 The making of a sympathetic "grotesque"6.2 The Dynamics of feeling in "Hands"; 6.3 The Reader Emotions Test (RET) for "Hands"; 6.3.1 Methods and subjects; 6.3.2 Results for Test A; 6.3.3 Results for Test B; 6.3.4 General discussion; Part III. Sympathy in the classroom; 7. Narrative as experience: The pedagogical implications of sympathizing with fictional characters; 7.1 The End of innocence? Adolescent development and narrative fiction; 7.2 Making sense of sympathy: Pedagogical approaches to understanding narrative experiences; 7.3 Concluding remarks on student engagement
Note 8.1 Empiricism, interdisciplinarity and literary studies: Obstacles and opportunities
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on Apr. 11, 2013).
Subject American fiction -- History and criticism.
Sympathy in literature.
Literature and morals.
Books and reading.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Print version: Sklar, Howard The Art of Sympathy in Fiction : Forms of Ethical and Emotional Persuasion Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company,c2013 9789027233509
ISBN 9789027272201 (electronic bk.)
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