#PCSubtitle: Beatrix Potter

National Association of Scholars

Submissions for this contest are now closed. See the list of winners at the bottom of this post. See the next contest, on Fyodor Dostoyevsky, here

Last week we asked you to propose #PCSubtitles for books by Charles Dickens. Read the winner and runner-up subtitles here.

This week’s assignment is any book by Beatrix Potter. Do you see in Peter Rabbit or the Two Bad Mice a prototype for today’s social justice warriors? Squirrel Nutkin has to buy from an old powerful gatekeeper the privilege to gather his daily food. What implicit critique of patriarchy do you spy there?

Share your submissions on Twitter with the hashtag #PCSubtitle and the NAS Twitter handle @NASorg. You can also fill out the form at the bottom of this post. 

Updated October 11: Beatrix Potter #PCSubtitle Winners

The NAS staff selected Steve Hutchens' submission as this week's winner: 

The Sly Old Cat: Success in University Administration

Our runners up are 

The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Millennial Activism Against Capitalistic Land Ownership, submitted by Stephen Wade

The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit: Frantz Fanon and the Earth First! Revolution, submitted by David Randall

Join us this week for #PCSubtitles for Fyodor Dostoyevsky's books

Image: By Beatrix Potter - Wikisource ebook of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Public Domain

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