Add a politically correct subtitle to the book of the week in the National Association of Scholars’ contest.
It’s possible to find up-to-date political lessons in classic literature, NAS argues.
For example, Crime and Punishment can be seen as the story of a debt-stressed student, driven to mental illness, who kills his lender. Fahrenheit 451 might be subtitled “Projected Earth Surface Temperature in the 22nd Century.”
This week, contestants may pick any novel by Jane Austen and write a new subtitle. NAS suggests: Pride and Prejudice: Finding Safe Spaces for Queer Folks Under Heteronormative Tyranny. #PCSubtitle @NASorg
I like Sense and Sensibility: The Intersectionality of Internalized Cis Privilege and Frailty.