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Forbidden Fruit: Banned, Censored, and Challenged books from Dante to Harry Potter

  • April 29, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre



Pearce J. Carefoote

Pearce J. (P.J.) Carefoote is the Head of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology in Church History from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and a Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. He is the author of Great and Manifold: A Celebration of the Bible in English, Calvin by the Book, and Forbidden Fruit: Banned, Censored and Challenged Books from Dante to Harry Potter.

Forbidden Fruit: Banned, Censored, and Challenged books from Dante to Harry Potter

From the time of Socrates, society has tried to control the expression of thought. This lecture takes a quick look at the way in which censorship has manifested itself in Western civilization from the time of the Renaissance to the present day, especially as new challenges to freedom of expression are once again beginning to manifest themselves among us.

 

This event is part of the Spring 2019 Speaker series. Register for the Spring 2019 Event Series.

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