Empathy and the Psychology of Literary Modernism – Meghan Marie Hammond

Empathy and the Psychology of Literary ModernismMeghan Marie Hammond

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Recovers early psychology, a discipline that has often been neglected in favor of psychoanalysis, as a framework for literary modernism
  • Provides a conceptual history of empathy that expands our understanding of the modernist world
  • Grants new insight into modernist technique by explaining how it relates to contemporaneous psychological and aesthetic theories on empathy
  • Prompts a rethinking of empathy, a capacity that is as widely misunderstood as it is celebrated