Tori Barney, Columbia College Chicago
Whether an author downplays serious issues or doesn’t write about them appropriately, here’s how to tell if novels you loved when you were younger are rightfully controversial.
Katherine McLaughlin, The New School
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Sam Shepherd, McGill University
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Marissa Cortes, Stony Brook University
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