Introduction: Compassion (and Withholding) Lauren Berlant
1. Compassion Marjorie Garber 2. Much of Madness and More
of Sin: Compassion, for Ligeia Candace Vogler 3.
Calculating Compassion Kathleen Woodward 4. Poor Hetty
Neil Hertz 5. Moving Pictures: George Eliot and Melodrama
Carolyn Williams 6. Provoking George Eliot Mary Ann
O'Farrell 7. Compassion's Compulsion Lee Edelman 8.
Cosmetic Surgeons of the Social: Darwin, Freud and Wells and the
Limits of Sympathy on The Island of Dr. Moreau Neville
Hoad 9. Suffering and Thinking: The Scandal of Tone in
Eichmann in Jerusalem Deborah Nelson
Lauren Berlant is Professor of English at the University of Chicago. Among her books are The Queen of America Goes to Washington City and The Anatomy of Fantasy.