Week 2 – “The Burden of English” Spivak

October 7, 2007

The purpose of this article escapes me. It’s true that misconceptions of minority cultures have been petrified and perpetuated in literature. But I didn’t really understand what solution was being proposed. We should use literature being discussed in the classroom to unveil prejudices and misconceptions? We should redefine center and margin through literature in some way?

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