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    LaylaJun 13, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    One thing I’d like to propose is the field of literary study has been dominated by white men so it’s not a wonder why books from that perspective tended to be studied more. I saw on Jeopardy pretty smart folks go silent when asked about who the author of “The House on Mango Street” was. There is plenty of other literature out there that has equal and in some cases more merit to study that write from different perspectives like POC, women’s, LGBT, different economic statuses. To say we should expand what is studied doesn’t say we should ignore white male perspective’s, only that everyone else should get their time too.

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    don gufstesonMay 11, 2018 at 8:19 am

    stope bean so whit

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    Patrick Pringle, Class of 1987Apr 26, 2018 at 11:12 am

    While I support expanding study of literature beyond the traditional “Western canon”, I think there are still things to learn from some very old, very traditional texts.

    Last fall during Alumni Weekend, we were treated to an event called Alumni College featuring presentations from Dr. Coleen Grissom, Dr. Willis Salomon and Dr. Corinne Pache. During the fascinating presentation by Dr. Pache we learned that several scholars now believe the epic oral poems, Illiad and Odyssey, written by Homer were actually not written by an individual but were collections of narrative poems by many people, often performed in public and at times were at times in a way competitive. In the course of the discussion after the Dr. Pache’s presentation, Dr. Salomon made the observation that these lionized literary works were products of events that sounded very similar to modern rap battles.

    I sat in the audience thinking we are not so distant from the ancients after all and left eagerly awaiting the 8 Mile version of the Odyssey to be made.

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    isaiahApr 26, 2018 at 8:05 am

    this succs

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