CCL at MLA 2019 | Chicago

â—¼ Does literature have transformative potential? Does it increase one’s capacity to pay attention or empathize? Does it form reader’s subjective emotional states? Please join us for the following session at the Modern Language Association annual convention in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019. 

91. Literature and Empathy

Thursday, 3 January 2019, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM, Grand Suite 3, Hyatt Regency Chicago

Program arranged by the Conference on Christianity and Literature

Presiding: Mark Andrew Eaton, Azusa Pacific U


  1. “Empathetic Witnessing in Shakespeare’s King Lear,” Penelope H. Geng, Macalester C
  2. “Auden and Moore’s Empathic Humor,” Rachel V. Trousdale, Framingham State U
  3. “Difficulty, Empathy, and The Lives of Animals,” Benjamin Mangrum, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Respondent: Suzanne Parker Keen, Hamilton C