Friday, 18 November 2016

Niko Shefer - The Importance of Culture and Time in Literature

Niko Shefer began his decades-long journey through academia in the study of English Literature with the basic tenet of one of his first literature teachers: great works of literature come from a specific time and place. Understanding the time and place of the author is just as important as reading the words they wrote.
Niko Shefer
Niko Shefer begins all of his courses in English Literature, even at the graduate level, with this basic teaching. 

He wants all of his students, no matter how experienced they are at analyzing and talking about the great English works throughout history, to understand the simple fact that all literature is a product of the time and place of the person who writes more

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