CULTURE | Texts that Hurt You

Abigail Favale talks with English Professor Bill Jolliff about difficult texts: reading them, teaching them, and relating to them.

In this episode, our host, Dr. Abigail Favale, welcomes English Professor Bill Jolliff into a discussion about difficult texts. How do we engage with literature that may cause us emotional distress? Can unsettling books be instrumental in shaping our worldviews in a positive way?

Dr. Bill Jolliff:

Professor Abigail Favale completed her doctorate at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she was a recipient of the competitive Overseas Research Award. In 2011, her dissertation was granted the Samuel Rutherford Prize for the most distinguished thesis in English literature.
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