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Professor Jonathan Greenberg Publishes Essay on E.M. Forster

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English professor Jonathan Greenberg has published an essay on the novelist E.M. Forster in Friendship and the Novel, a new book from McGill-Queens University Press. The essay, called “Friendship, Liberalism, and the Novel: A Passage to India,” looks at Forster’s representation of friendship in his 1924 novel, examining what happens when political differences threaten friendships that have been forged across differences of race, nation, and religion. In the process, it juxtaposes Forster’s political liberalism with the aggressively anti-liberal views of his contemporary, the influential German political theorist Carl Schmitt.