A Non-Newtonian Fluid (maddening) wrote,
A Non-Newtonian Fluid

I think I'm going to like this book

"A Teaching-the-Conflicts English department says in effect to texpectant nineteen-year-olds --and Hobbs kindly wrote out this baffling lingo at my request--"Here is Husserlian phenomenology, here are the Jungian archetypes, here is Jakobsonian structuralism, here is Zizekian Lacanianism, here is Counterhegemonic Post-Gramscian Marxism, and here is the Deleuzoguattarian Anti-Oedipus; now you decide which hermeneutic should prevail." Thus a newly minted B.A. can step confidently into the greater world, not knowing Milton and Gray, perhaps, but knowing exactly how he would want to account for the magic of their art, should the occasion ever arise."

From Postmodern Pooh by Federick Crews, author of The Pooh Perplex, written 38 years ago and apparently quite the hit in circles of people who wanted to know just what it was the academia was spewing about literature (specifically the baffling array of deconstructions going on about Winnie the Pooh), and what was being taught to students.

veeerrry interesting.

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