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MeToo hits the classics - Frances Wilson

Features | By Frances Wilson

Veronese’s Leda and the Swan

Trigger warnings, sleepy thinking and egomania are the enemies of good writing, says English don Frances Wilson

A friend who teaches English at one of our more august institutions says her students want a trigger warning on W B Yeats’s Leda and the Swan. For the lucky few who don’t know the term, trigger warnings – the worst part of the wokery plaguing the study of literature – are given to protect those who have suffered a trauma from content they may find upsetting. ...

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