Tuesday, October 15, 2013

English and Language Department vs. The Congress and Cable News?

"The Death of general Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775" by John Trumbull (1786)
In an article published today in the New York Times, Stanley Fish gives a shout out to philosopher Martha Nussbaum and the endorsement of love, patriotism, empathy and sentimental culture in her new book “Political Emotions: Why Love Matters For Justice,”  Click here to read more.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cocktails and Chekhov

Portrait of Anton Chekhov (1886) by Isaac Levitan
The New York Times reports:

"A new study found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence."

Click here to read more.

Thanks for the heads up, Dr. Walling.