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A8. We Read Banned Books

  • 09/13/2023
  • 10/11/2023
  • 5 sessions
  • 09/13/2023, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • 09/20/2023, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • 09/27/2023, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • 10/04/2023, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • 10/11/2023, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • Kennedy 119, Assumption campus

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Who has the right to ban a book? In schools – in libraries – in the public domain? We will start the course with a TED talk delivered by Jonathan Friedman, Ph.D, the Director of free expression and education programs at PEN America [and the husband of Marcia’s goddaughter.]  We will also learn from materials provided by the American Library Association and their Office of Intellectual Freedom.

Instructor: Marcia Tannenbaum is a longtime WISE instructor with a broad range of interests in literature. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English Language and Literature from Simmons University and a Juris Doctor from The University of Connecticut School of Law. 

Recommended Reading: 

  1. The classic novel by Ray Bradbury -  Fahrenheit 451 - The temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns,978-1-4516-7331-9, Simon and Schuster 60th Anniversary Edition 
  2. The controversial new novel by Jeanine Cummins, American Dirt, 978-1-250-20978-8, First Holt Paperbacks Edition 202

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