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Literature and Its Worlds of Possibility

July 17, 2020

Coccia, Emily (The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress)

Reading; Critical Theory; Justice;

In middle school, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird inspired Emily Coccia to imagine the possibilities of the law to bring communities closer to justice. In college, it was the world of critical theory—such as feminist and queer theory—however, that helped her understand the other paths available to those wishing to enact social change.


Literature / Law / Literary Theory / Reading / Critical Theory / Justice /

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