Comment 42231

By AHepburn (anonymous) | Posted June 20, 2010 at 16:52:58

Susan Swan's impact on the Canadian literary and political scene has been far-reaching. She also coined the term “the burden of adjustment” to describe the adjustment demanded of readers by sexist or racist prose.

Swan compared the burden to the less difficult adjustment one makes reading Shakespeare or say, any novel where the gender and race of the protagonist is different than the gender and race of the reader.

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