[Libs-Or] Free upcoming lecture: Censorship in literature

Karen Munro kmunro at uoregon.edu
Mon Oct 31 14:36:33 PDT 2011


Some of you may be interested in this free public lecture upcoming at the UO
in Portland.   You can find more information here:

We hope to see you there!

All best wishes,
Karen Munro
Karen Munro
Head, UO Portland Library and Learning Commons
Associate Professor
University of Oregon
70 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR  97209
kmunro at uoregon.edu
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Open House‹To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature

Tuesday, November 8, 1:30­3:00 p.m.
University of Oregon in Portland
70 NW Couch Street

Recent efforts to remove the ³N² word in literature‹from the new edition of
Mark Twain¹s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in which the word is changed
to ³slave² to the attempt to halt a high school production of August
Wilson¹s Joe Turner¹s Come and Gone because of its ³offensive²
language‹raise questions about censorship. Is censorship ever a good thing?
Should accommodations be made considering the difference between a
character¹s and author¹s point of view?

³To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature² is the focus of a free
conversation with Reed College Professor Pancho Savery. The discussion takes
place on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the University of Oregon
in Portland White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street. The conversation,
sponsored by Oregon Humanities, is hosted by the University of Oregon Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute in Portland and the University of Oregon Library
and Learning Commons.

Savery is professor of English, humanities, and American studies at Reed
College. He also teaches in Reed¹s freshman humanities program on the
Ancient Mediterranean World (focusing on Greece, Egypt, Persia, and Rome).
For the last eleven years, he has worked with Oregon Humanities on the
Humanity in Perspective program.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs
that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about
ideas critical to our daily lives and our state¹s future.

Hosted by the UO Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the UO Portland
Library and Learning Commons
Sponsored by Oregon Humanities Conversation Project

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