The Ohio State University Press, 2011 eISBN: 978-0-8142-7060-8 | Cloth: 978-0-8142-1162-5 | Paper: 978-0-8142-5511-7 Library of Congress Classification PR468.O76M58 2011 Dewey Decimal Classification 820.9008
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Rebecca N. Mitchell is assistant professor of English at the University of Texas–Pan American.
“In this ambitious, interdisciplinary monograph, Rebecca N. Mitchell draws on theories of alterity by Emmanuel Levinas to intervene in current discussions of realism and sympathy. Her argument, supported by close analysis of novels by Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy, and extended to paintings by Whistler, is clear, fresh, and provocative.Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference will be an essential book for Victorian scholars interested in visual and literary forms.” —Linda M. Shires, professor of English, Yeshiva University
“Rebecca N. Mitchell’s scrupulous analysis of sympathy and the Victorian novel will be influential in Victorian studies. I predict it will provoke many interesting discussions.” —Stephen Arata, Mayo Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Virginia