Philosophy senior Hannah Pettorini presents at humanities conference

Senior Philosophy major Hannah Pettorini presented a paper on empathy and literature at the 5th Annual Midwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities (MUCH), held at Wartburg College on November 7, 2015.

Hannah describes her experience:

I presented at the MUCH conference over my Value Theory final paper. “Literature as an Agent for Empathy” is about the emotional engagement between the text and the reader. I was inspired by the works of Vernon Lee and her writing on aesthetics. By the time I presented at MUCH, I had already presented at the Simpson Undergraduate Research Symposium. Presenting the paper a second time help me find new things in the essay to work on and improve. Overall the experience was highly educational and a fun time.

Thanks, Hannah!

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Simpson College student presenters at the Midwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities (November 2015)

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