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  1. How dare anyone suggest that ‘genre’ fiction has anything to teach the serious reader of literary (also a genre, but lets not tell them that) fiction.

    Heavens to Murgatriod, has Tegan Bennett Daylight got it in for Harry Potter!

    From the tone of the article I find it hard to believe that she has grasped that she is indeed trying to teach 21st Century adults from a 20th century perspective, adults who will go on to teach students even younger who have absolutely no concept of how the world functioned in a pre-PC era. (let alone a pre-social media age)
    This is the reality of 2018 in the Western World, which having grown up in NSW, (Australia) I can firmly attest does indeed belong in the Western world.

    Then there’s this ‘…an education that relies on the written word is newly necessary…’ Again I wonder if this is true, or if there’s an element of truth to it, how long will it be before this isn’t the only path to an ‘education’? Perhaps it is for the course she’s currently teaching, but I think it’s just a matter of time.

    Language is indeed power, but that’s not what the article is about.

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