Monday, April 06, 2009

Continuing thoughts on Otello - Monday link

For those who were interested in my post on Otello, I recommend you read this wonderful speech by Wendy Doniger. It is called "Thinking More Critically About Thinking Too Critically," and was the convocation speech at the University of Chicago last June. She discusses dealing with prejudices we find horrifying in art that we love, and how to reach a point where "we can see how good some writers are despite the inhumanity of their underlying worldviews." (She is talking primarily about literature, but of course everything she says applies to music.)


  1. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Neat article.

  2. @ lignota:

    I thought so too!

    Also, you are a great commenter! Keep up the good commenting work. :)