Under the Covers: The Perils of (Literary) Stereotypes

Jo Verrent - in a green top - speaking animatedly.I’ve always thought stereotypes were dangerous things – they are shortcuts that miss out most of the delicious, divergent detail of life.

And the other week I got to tell loads of people what I think at TEDx Tallaght. They’ve just put the talks up online so that makes up most of today’s post – instead of reading, you can watch today!

(There are ‘automatic’ captions, but they’re not that great – speech recognition software isn’t quite where it needs to be, yet, so I’ll get a transcript link up here as soon as I can get it transcribed).

Enjoy – and do let me know what you think.

Pic by the awesome TEDx Tallaght team, and remember if you have enjoyed this and want to read more, you can subscribe to Jo Verrent’s blog by email.

5 thoughts on “Under the Covers: The Perils of (Literary) Stereotypes

  1. I wonder if you are aware of my book, “Unseen Childhoods: Disabiled Characters in 20th Century Books for Girls” (Bettany Press, [print 2009 and Kindle 2011])? I covered exactly what you are talking about here.

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