Carolyn Burdett awarded Leverhulme Fellowship

Carolyn Burdett, Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature and Culture, at Birkbeck, University of London, has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2012-13 to pursue a project entitled ‘Coining Empathy: Psychology, Aesthetics, Ethics 1870-1920’. The Victorians didn’t empathize. Instead they sympathized, valuing sympathy as a moral capacity to think about others. ‘Empathy’ was not coined until the twentieth century (in …

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