Annabel Patterson: The Power of Words and the Power over Words

Conversations With History - Annabel Patterson

Annabel Patterson, Sterling Professor Emeritus of English, Yale University.


Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Annabel Patterson, Professor Emeritus of English, Yale University, for a discussion of her career as a literary scholar. The discussion focuses on the challenges of understanding literature in its historical and social context. Her work on censorship, Shakespeare, and her current research on the use of words in the American political dialogue are some of the topics addressed in the conversation.

KEYWORDS: Literature, Censorship, Critics. 

Annabel Patterson
Publication date: 
April 9, 2008
Publication type: 
Conversations with History