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Contents: Editor’s Introduction; Interview with Dr. Sherrie Inness: New Research, Unexpected Sources; Articles: Philosophy, Medicine, and Jurisprudence: Klimt’s Contemplation of Human Existence — Kari Benge; The Dissolution of the White-Indian Dichotomy: The Development of Empathy as Historical Reconstruction — Jason Carney; Antonio, Mercantilism, and the Other: The Failed Project of Christian Universalism in The Merchant of Venice. — Ashar Foley; Harold and Maude: Transcending the Fundamental Fantasy — Amanda Knapp; “Justice and realism and really looking”: The Gaze in Iris Murdoch’s The Nice and the Good — Teresa Moore; An Examination of Courtship and Dating from 1900 through the 1950s — Kari Parker; From Another Time and Place: Oral Testimony and the Holocaust — Zach Reat; Late Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Clubs: An Education for Evolving Citizens — Jennifer Roberts; Women’s Agency as Represented in Various Works of Medieval Literature —Amber Robertson; Communism and Communal History: The Death and Rebirth of Vietnamese Peasants — Michelle Yost; Book Reviews: Mapping the Ethical Turn: A Reader in Ethics, Culture, and Literary Theory (eds. Todd F. Davis and Kenneth Womack) — Ashar Foley; Florida by Christine Schutt — Amanda Hinds; The Desert Pilgrim by Mary Swander — Amanda Knapp; In Brief; Contributors, etc.

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Spring 2005


Otterbein University




Dr. Sherrie A. Inness, Gustav Klimt, the Dissolution of the White-Indian Dichotomy, Christian Universalism in The Merchant of Venice, Iris Murdoch’s The Nice and the Good, Courtship and Dating from 1900 through the 1950s, Oral Testimony and the Holocaust, Late Nineteenth-Century Women’s Clubs, Women’s Agency in Medieval Literature


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