IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(4): 296-300 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2015.1.4.56

Literature and Academic Freedom

Gassim H. Dohal
Abstract—Whenever there is freedom on one side, there is also an obligation [a work to do, a space to fill, etc.] on the other, or limitations that academics may not be aware of. However, limitations such as ideology, educational system, and conventions are always there whether recognized or not. Such limitations affect our opinions and discussions which are important to teachers of literature who usually address controversial, social, cultural, and political issues. On the other hand, as teachers of literature, we have to give our students a chance to discover, explore, and expand knowledge for themselves. In the light of what is mentioned above, my paper will address the concept of academic freedom in educational literary environment, referring to some practices that take place in my university.

Index Terms—Academic freedom, forces, limitations, literature, teach.

Gassim H. Dohal is with Al-Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: dr_waitme@hotmail.com).

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Cite:Gassim H. Dohal, "Literature and Academic Freedom," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 296-300, 2015.

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