Matthew Fellion and Katherine Inglis. Censored: A Literary History of Subversion and Control. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017. 431p., ill. ISBN 9780773551275. US$ 34.95.
Fellion and Inglis, scholars based in Edinburgh, take on the rather large task of providing an English-language literary history of censorship beginning in the fourteenth century and ending in the twentieth. Geographically, their primary focus is the UK and the US. The authors not only cross the Atlantic, but also cross genres, including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, plays, comics, and graphic novels. The sheer quantity of topics and time periods is daunting, but Censored succeeds in its mission.