LitLab: Literature and Accountability...


Friday, October 9, 2020, 12:30pm

Literature and Accountability/Literature in the #MeToo Era/Literature and "Cancel Culture"

This week we will think about what to do with writers and books that espouse opinions or advance ethical positions that we do not agree with, support, or condone, or that we see as morally pernicious. Should we “cancel” them? What are the implications of doing so? What other options are available? What is the role of interpretation and the interpreter in accountability? How do we adapt texts to our political needs and interests?

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