Campo di Fiori, or Walls
Department of American and Canadian Studies
Institute of English Cultures and Literatures
University of Silesia in Katowice
Campo di Fiori, or Walls
Abstract: The present editorial addresses the issue of separation walls as from an ethical standpoint. Walls, metaphorical and physical, offering those (temporarily) privileged protection from the realization of the uncomfortable fact that they stand by while others suffer and die, are supposedly to “keep us free,” although in fact they become a prison of an illusion of safety and a weapon that may sooner or later be used against those who pretend not to hear the noise of the ongoing battle “on the other side.”
Keywords: American Studies, walls, Campo di Fiori, Czesław Miłosz, ethics, separation, isolation, editorial
American Studies; walls; Campo di Fiori; Czesław Miłosz; ethics; separation; isolation; editorial
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