Saturday is a good time to sit down with our furry friends and catch up on higher education news.  To that end, we’ll have occasional Saturday blogs that feature recent news stories or engaging articles that are particularly relevant for the Humanities & Social Sciences. 

Last week, Inside Higher Ed raised the question: does an author’s identity influence the way you read her or his work? Is it authentic for someone to write from the perspective of a different gender, class, or race?  How do science fiction or fantasy texts fit into this paradigm?  What is your opinion?