Article Title

Astoria Public Library: To cut or not to cut - sensitivity or censorship?

Authors

Newspaper

The Daily Astorian (Astoria)

Date

9-27-2012

Location

Astoria, Oregon

Participants

Astoria Friends Library Association; Oregon Humanities; Pancho Savery, Reed College professor

Photo Description

Portrait image of Pancho Savery with books on shelves in the background.

Photo Caption

Reed College professor Pancho Savery, who will speak about censorship in literature Sept. 29, at Astoria Public Library.

Abstract

Objections to offensive language in literature raise a question about censorship. Should accommodations be made in language to meet present-day standards? Pancho Savery, professor of English at Reed College, will speak about censorship in literature at the Astoria Public Library. The presentation is hosted by Astoria Library Friends and Oregon Humanities.

Keywords

censorship, freedom of speech, offensive language

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