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How we read literature to understand ourselves better
by Islam Issa
About this EXP
Islam Issa, Professor of Literature and History at Birmingham City University, explores how we read and respond to literature.
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Key point 1
Readers are interpreters, and reading is an activity that reflects on the past and speaks to our future.
Key point 2
Literature can shape politics and history, and vice versa.
Key point 3
The more we understand how readers interpret texts differently, the more we can understand one another and ourselves.
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Shakespeare in popular "world" culture
Reading as a collective cultural experience