(Roisin O’Connor’s article appeared in the Independent,  10/19.)    

Academics have criticised “trigger warnings” after Cambridge University students were warned about “potentially distressing topics” in plays by Shakespeare

English literature undergraduates were apparently cautioned that a lecture focusing on Titus Andronicus and The Comedy of Errors would include “discussions of sexual violence” and “sexual assault“. 

According to The Telegraphthe trigger warnings were posted in the English Faculty’s ‘Notes on Lectures’ document which is circulated to students at the university. 

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http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/cambridge-university-trigger-warnings-shakespeare-plays-titus-andronicus-mary-beard-academics-a8008456.html

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