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The Power of Words and the Power over Words: Conversation with Annabel Patterson, Professor Emeritus of English, Yale University; April 10, 2008, by Harry Kreisler

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Annabel Patterson, Professor Emeritus of English, Yale University, for a discussion of her career as a literary scholar. The discussion focuses on the challenges of understanding literature in its historical and social context. Her work on censorship, Shakespeare, and her current research on the use of words in the American political dialogue are some of the topics addressed in the conversation.

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