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Thursday, 30 December

752. Political Theater, Mimesis, and the Limits of Empathy

1:45–3:00 p.m., Adams, Loews

Program arranged by the G. E. Lessing Society

Presiding: Sara Paulson Eigen, Vanderbilt Univ.

1. “‘Misericordiae mit anderen Unterthanen’: Empathy and the Art of the Compliment in the Political Theater of Christian Weise,” Daniel M. Gross, Univ. of Iowa

2. “Tragedy and the Limits of Sentiment,” Vivasvan Soni, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

3. “Winkelmann’s Impact on Methodologies of Acting at the Mannheim National Theater,” Daniel John Kramer, Coll. of the Holy Cross

4. “Lessing’s Mitleidsdramaturgie: Empathy or Affect?” Thomas Martinec, Univ. of Oxford, Lincoln Coll.

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