Repairing the connection between imagination and public life: Clifton

January 4, 2019

“The times make it clear: we are facing a deep crisis of imagination in public life,” writes Jennifer Clifton. The author contends that this failure of imagination is part and parcel of a failure to think about the experiences of others, in addition to thinking about how we relate to those experiences. Clifton further argues that rather than providing an antidote to this failure of imagination, English classrooms have in many ways reinforced it. The author concludes by providing a list of ways that writing can be used to think beyond one’s current limitations. Inside Higher Ed (International)