Read The Forum Rules: We have a clear set of rules to keep the forum running smoothly. Click here to review them.

Post Reply 
The Campus Protest Master Thread
Author Message
Aquiles_Baesta_Parada Offline
Kingfisher
***
Silver Member

Posts: 945
Joined: Jun 2015
Reputation: 8
Post: #153
RE: The Campus Protest Master Thread
Yale English students call for end of focus on white male writers

Undergraduates at Yale University have launched a petition calling on the English department to abolish a core course requirement to study canonical writers including Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton, saying that “it is unacceptable that a Yale student considering studying English literature might read only white male authors”.

The prestigious Connecticut university requires its English majors to spend two semesters studying a selection of authors it labels the “major English poets”: “Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, and John Donne in the fall; John Milton, Alexander Pope, William Wordsworth, and TS Eliot or another modern poet in the spring”.

Its intention, the university says, “is to provide all students with a generous introduction to the abiding formal and thematic concerns of the English literary tradition”. The poems the students read, it adds, “take up questions and problems that resonate throughout the whole of English literature: the status of vernacular language, the moral promise and perils of fiction, the relationships between men and women, the nature of heroism, the riches of tradition and the yearning to make something new”.

But students have launched a petition calling on Yale to “decolonise” the course. They want the university to abolish the major English poets requirement, and to refocus the course’s pre-1800/1900 requirements “to deliberately include literatures relating to gender, race, sexuality, ableism, and ethnicity”.....



Petition


Gtfo

I'm one of the luckiest man alive, nothing in my life has been easy...
06-01-2016 09:01 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 2 users Like Aquiles_Baesta_Parada's post:
DamienCasanova, debeguiled
Post Reply 


Messages In This Thread
The Campus Protest Master Thread - kaotic - 11-12-2015, 12:49 PM
RE: The Campus Protest Master Thread - rpg - 11-12-2015, 10:40 PM
RE: The Campus Protest Master Thread - rpg - 11-17-2015, 08:48 PM
RE: The Campus Protest Master Thread - rpg - 11-22-2015, 10:21 AM
RE: The Campus Protest Master Thread - rpg - 11-19-2015, 11:56 AM
RE: The Campus Protest Master Thread - rpg - 12-01-2015, 11:47 AM
RE: The Campus Protest Master Thread - Aquiles_Baesta_Parada - 06-01-2016 09:01 AM

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | RooshV.com | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication