Whom do the writers and texts we consider standard aim to represent? Does the canon offer an accurate glimpse of literary historical periods? Whose tastes do they reflect? And, by extension, whose voices are considered expendable, and why? As we enter a new epoch in the search for civil rights and for "we the people," the humanities too must correct built-in disparities of historical and contemporary representation if they are to be representative of the world. Join us on Thursday, Feb 4 at 4 pm EST for a discussion about the "we" of literature and criticism -- and how to expand it.
Please register here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlce6hpjkvE9Xidpdnp9Mm21P24ZPUKvjs
Please select one of the readings/video linked to under the event posting on our website to peruse in preparation for the discussion: https://sites.google.com/harvard.edu/english-graduate-colloquia/renaissance-colloquium?authuser=0