This essay analyzes the relationship between feelings and politics in Octavia E. Butler's novels "Parable of the Sower" and "Parable of the Talents." Comparison of the sentimentalism approach used by the author and Harriet Beecher Stowe in the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"; Characteristics of Butler's novels which are categorize as postmodernism; Significance of feeling of the novels' heroines to political activism.
Apocalyptic Empathy: A Parable of Postmodern SentimentalityWomen, Gender & Sexuality Studies Research
Additional AffiliationsAssociate Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Associate Director, Center for Humanities; Faculty with the Feminist Critical Analysis Seminar
Document TypeJournal Article
Originally Published InWanzo, Rebecca (2005). Apocalyptic Empathy: A Parable of Postmodern Sentimentality. Obsidian III, 6/7 (1/2), 72-86.
Citation InformationWanzo, Rebecca (2005). Apocalyptic Empathy: A Parable of Postmodern Sentimentality. Obsidian III, 6/7 (1/2), 72-86.