Banned books and medieval lit

I have a new essay on David Perry’s blog, How Did We Get into This Mess?, called “What Is Education For? – To Kill a Mockingbird and Medieval Literature.” It’s about Biloxi School District’s decision last month to ban (then partially unban) To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Statement of support for Dorothy Kim

The International Piers Plowman Society is circulating a petition expressing support for Dorothy Kim, who became the target of racially inflammatory blog posts by Rachel Fulton Brown and Milo Yiannopoulos this week. The petition is a collective statement of solidarity with Dorothy Kim, with medievalists who are people of color, and with untenured scholars.

All medievalists and friends of medieval studies are welcome to sign.