Empathy and the Anthropocene

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Abstract

This article seeks to show how literary texts can expand, challenge, and advance existing understandings of empathy. In this article I discuss Australian author Jennifer Mills' novel, Dyschronia. Through excursions into the thought of Jacques Derrida and Paul Ricoeur I demonstrate how Dyschronia can reconfigure existing ideas about what it means for humans to empathise with nonhuman animals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-41
Number of pages21
JournalColloquy: Text, Theory, Critique
Volume39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • empathy
  • Anthropocene
  • Jacques Derrida
  • Paul Ricoeur
  • Dyschronia
  • nonhuman studies

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