Date Created

5-16-2011

Unique Identifier

EFP004

Document Type

PDF

Description

Script of a 90 minute lecture for faculty and graduate students in the Department of Foreign Literatures at China Central Normal University.

Comments

This talk attempts to complicate the polarized reception of Salman Rushdie's most controversial novel, The Satanic Verses, by arguing that Rushdie is neither simply an atheist martyr for first amendment freedoms or a blaspheming heretic, but instead, he chooses to explore, with the help of British Romantic poet, William Blake, a grey in-between where authorship, prophecy and intertextuality -- all forms of hearing voices -- overlap in telling ways. Slides are attached below.

Keywords

Salman Rushdie, suerrealism, comparative literature, lecture slides, graduate studies in English, teaching English abroad

Subject Categories

Race, Ethnicity and post-Colonial Studies

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