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Apocalyptic Empathy: A Parable of Postmodern Sentimentality
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Research
  • Rebecca A Wanzo, Washington University in St Louis
Author's School
College of Arts and Sciences
Author's Department
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Additional Affiliations
Associate Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Associate Director, Center for Humanities; Faculty with the Feminist Critical Analysis Seminar
Document Type
Journal Article
Publication Date
9-1-2005
Originally Published In
Wanzo, Rebecca (2005). Apocalyptic Empathy: A Parable of Postmodern Sentimentality. Obsidian III, 6/7 (1/2), 72-86.
Abstract

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.

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Wanzo, Rebecca (2005). Apocalyptic Empathy: A Parable of Postmodern Sentimentality. Obsidian III, 6/7 (1/2), 72-86.

Citation Information
Wanzo, Rebecca (2005). Apocalyptic Empathy: A Parable of Postmodern Sentimentality. Obsidian III, 6/7 (1/2), 72-86.