Date of Award

4-20-2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Abstract

This thesis project includes a comprehensive bibliography that is centered on the topic of censorship as it applies to literature within the school and library setting. It also highlights the rights of students to read, write, and experience potentially controversial topics within the classroom and library. The Introduction examines the reasoning for the ongoing concern with censorship and cites several landmark legal cases and their outcomes. It briefly discusses the intersection of censorship, student rights, and the First Amendment. The successive chapters incorporate the bibliography itself and are organized by specific topics which include: the censorship debate, author and book censorship, court mandated censorship, school board censorship, students First Amendment rights, effects of censorship on librarians and school professionals, parents and students as instigators and/or victims, censorship effects on students.

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