The Independent

Decolonizing English syllabus, more voices of color

Sarahy Lopez, News Editor

November 28, 2017

An anonymous petition created by undergraduate students in the Yale English Department recently asks the faculty to “decolonize” a two-semester course on major English poets that focuses on about seven white male poets: Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, Alexander Pope, William...

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