CFP: Empathy Conference

Call for Papers–Empathy: Self, Society, Culture, Indiana University, Bloomington, Nov 11-12, 2011

Keynote speakers: Carolyn Dean (Brown University), Nancy Eisenberg (Arizona State University), Nancy Sherman (Georgetown University)

Growing out of a two-year grant-supported project on “Virtuous Empathy: Scientific and Humanistic Investigations,” this symposium aims to explore theories and practices of empathy. For more information about the Virtuous Empathy project, see http://poynter.indiana.edu/empathy.shtml . We invite papers to explore both virtuous and vicious forms of empathy, and to do so from a variety of perspectives. Proposals for papers are invited in three broad categories: Empathy and Psychology; Empathy and Ethics; and Empathy in Culture, History, and Society. Proposals should include a 500 word abstract and paper title, a 100 word description of the author’s research interests, and a one page CV. Authors should aim to present their papers within 40 minutes to allow for response and discussion. All proposals are due by May 9, 2011. Applicants will be notified of acceptance on or around June 8, 2011. Send proposals to: Empathy Symposium, c/o Richard B. Miller, Poynter Center, 618 E. Third St. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, miller3@indiana.edu

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