Letter to Judith Butler
Dear Judith, if I may,
My name is Erik Ringmar and I teach in the Political Science Department at Lund University in Sweden. Your name has recently featured prominently in a campus war regarding the content of reading lists. See this. Lately the big Swedish newspapers have started writing about it too. Obviously I am very curious regarding what you make of it all, but I also understand why you might not want to comment on something happening so far away.
What I would like to know is:
- How do you feel about your work being used in this fashion?
- Are the on-campus feminists correct to try to influence my course?
- What is your definition of academic freedom?
Stirring up controversy is good; there is always something to be learned. Thanks for helping out,
A bit more about me here.