Reading Lolita In Tehran, Reading Pride And Prejudice In Taichung: Literature As Resistance To Spiritual And Political Oppression And As An Aid To Spiritual Growth

Reading Lolita in Tehran explores how reading forbidden works of literature can be a soul-saving act of resistance to spiritual and political oppression. Latter-day Saints are advised to seek knowledge out of the best books and encouraged to believe that the church will one day have its Shakespeare’s and Miltons. Panelists will explore the relationship between their readings of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, and drama and their efforts to find spiritual maturity.

Holly Welker, Eric Samuelsen, Jon Dewey Remy, Paul Montclair, Becky Johns