Lincoln County Historical Society Presents: “To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature”

presented by: Lincoln County Historical Society

Starts:Saturday, January 26, 2013  2:00 PMEnds:Saturday, January 26, 2013  4:00 PM



Lincoln County Historical Society: Carriage House

545 SW Ninth St.

Newport, OR  97365

Event Description:

Recent efforts to remove the word "Nigger" in literature-from the new edition of Mark Twain's Huck Finn in which the word is changed to "slave" to the attempt to halt a high school production of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone because of its "offensive" language-raise questions about censorship. Is censorship ever a good thing?

This is the focus of "To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature," a free conversation with Reed College professor Pancho Savery to celebrate Book Month. This program is hosted by the Historical Society and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Savery is professor of English, humanities, and American studies at Reed College. He also teaches in Reed's freshman humanities program on the Ancient Mediterranean World (focusing on Greece, Egypt, Persia, and Rome). For the last 11 years, he has worked with Oregon Humanities on the Humanity in Perspective program.

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