Representation, Relatability, Understanding
Some of the readings I’ve been doing for class lately have repeatedly emphasized, and a theme that has similarly come up in other papers, is the idea of empathy as a reader.
Representation is constantly toted around, and is the subject of constant blowback…
Imagery and Censorship
For a current class, I’m reading and discussing books that were banned and censored in various parts of the world. A recent (and very entertaining if you’re looking for recommendations) read is Censoring An Iranian Love Story. It simultaneously tells the story of a couple trying to begin a relationship…
Accessibility in StorytellingIt’s interesting to think about how much storytelling forms have changed and evolved — from longer-length poetry to prose, plays to movies, etc.
Which means that sometimes easy accessibility is lost (easy rather than total) to most modern readers.