Literary Activism is defined by many as a form of protest directed towards or against communications, or more precisely the fiction and nonfiction messaging, by institutions of power whose communications goals are focused on influencing specific audiences (Corporate Communication, 2015; Literary activism, 2015). As Abolitionists focused their fight for the rights of the slave, Literary Activists focus their struggle on the rights of writers as can be seen in a blog written by Amy King (2015). They see the publishing industry as one in need of change.
Another perspective of what literary activism is includes the idea that it could be the use of literature as a vehicle for any activist movement (Amy King, 2015).
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