Reading the Election

The Barnard English Department discusses the role of literature in understanding the 2016 presidential election.
Monday, November 21, 2016
6 PM
Ella Weed
In the wake of the 2016 election, why and how do we defend the space for complex critical thought, humane conversation, the imagination, and a use of language that cannot be reduced to slogans and soundbites? Faculty members of the English Department will present brief reflections on the role of literature in a time of turmoil. Topics may include the multiple meanings of intellectual resistance, the common good, the shift of the real from reality TV to reality, feminism & the problem of silence.
A public discussion will follow. Please join us.
Nov. 21, 2016 - 8:30 AM