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What is Political Correctness?

Event date/time: 

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:30pm

Place: 

ILC S331

The term "Political Correctness" appears everywhere in contemporary conversation--about education, media, politics and technology. Donald Trump is its most prominent enemy. But what does it mean? In this talk, Moira Weigel (Comparative Literature | Yale University) excavates a genealogy of "political correctness," returning to the roots of the term and reflecting on its rising use. This talk is organized the Department of Linguistics, and is co-sponsored by the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the Departments of Communications, English, Lanugages, Literatures and Cultures, Political Science, and Sociology, and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The talk will be followed by a reception.

Location: 

650 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
650 N Pleasant St Amherst MA