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Thursday, 29 December

471. Sensibility Revisited: The Ethics of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century and Today

1:45–3:00 p.m., C-326, Washington Hilton

A special session

Presiding: Ildiko Csengei, Univ. of Cambridge, Corpus Christi Coll.

1. “What Would Jesus Feel? Emotion and Christian Ethics from the Great Awakening to the Left Behind Books,” Laura M. Stevens, Univ. of Tulsa

2. “The Feeling Machine: La Mettrie, Adam Smith, and the Problem of Sympathy,” Ildiko Csengei

3. “The Opening of the American Mouth: Liberalism, Empire, and Affect in Saul Bellow’s Henderson the Rain King,” David Witzling, California State Univ., Bakersfield

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