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Oprah, Book Clubs, and the Promise and Limitations of Empathy

Kimberly Chabot Davis

in Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter draws distinctions among the reading strategies of white readers in order to shed light on the failures and the political promise of cross-racial empathy. It focuses largely on ... More


The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Anthony Welch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers a close survey of the changing audiences, modes of reading, and cultural expectations that shaped epic writing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. According to the book, the ... More


Two Reading Traditions: Linear and Excerpting

Lilah Grace Canevaro

in Hesiod’s Works and Days: How to Teach Self-Sufficiency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198729549
eISBN:
9780191796401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729549.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 explores the dual way in which the Works and Days was experienced in antiquity, its dual reception. It was used both as a piece of extended instruction performed in its own right, and as a ... More


Conclusion

Hannah Bower

in Middle English Medical Recipes and Literary Play, 1375-1500

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192849496
eISBN:
9780191944611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192849496.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Conclusion extends the previous chapters’ insights on the interplay between fragment and whole by considering how that interplay might also inform the mode of criticism and reading we practise in ... More


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