Rebecca has published the acclaimed nonfiction books Wanderlust, A Field Guide to Getting Lost and Hope in the Dark A contributing editor at Harper’s, she writes regularly for the London Review of Books and Los Angeles Times. She will be in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, prolific author and Professor of New Writing at The University of Manchester. Presented in partnership with Granta and the Centre for New Writing.
Through the postmodern use of story frames, Winterson both constructs and deconstructs her own narrative, and in doing so, she builds Jeanette an escape hatch from the snares of...
And according to her congregation, she is an abomination.This gifted preacher is Jeanette, the protagonist in Jeanette Winterson’s “quirky, unconventional, and often comic” novel "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" (Merriam-Webster 1207).
I was talking about trigger warnings with the writing director at Scripps. I told her that the only student I’d taught who was so uncomfortable with course material that he had to leave the room was a young Christian man (another Asian American, as it turns out), who excused himself before a class discussion of the sexually explicit lesbian novelist Jeanette Winterson. I was naïve enough to think that the director would be sympathetic to the student’s situation. Instead, she snorted with contempt. (For the record, I myself was none too happy with his move. But then, I don’t believe in trigger warnings in the first place.) Progressive faculty and students at selective private colleges will often say that they want to dismantle the hierarchies of power that persist in society at large. Their actions often suggest that in fact they would like to invert them. All groups are equal, but some are more equal than others.