Seth Lerer is Distinguished Professor of Literature at the University of California at San Diego. His books include Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language, Children's Literature: A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter (which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Truman Capote Prize in Criticism), the memoir Prospero’s Son, and most recently Shakespeare’s Lyric Stage.
The History of English and the Pedagogy of Belonging
Seth Lerer reflects on a lifetime of teaching the history of the English language....
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Letter from Whoville: On Dr. Seuss and Racism
The Patience of the Hand: On Elias Canetti’s Crowds and Power and Our Current Crisis