Comments: Anthropology of Apartments

Eagleton-Schmeagleton. The guy writes the standard text on Literary Theory and then gets to declare its death? Since when is Terry Eagleton the arbiter of an entire discipline? Post-theory, "Critical Realism" whatever you want to call it... just academics trying to be the next Butler or Spivak... responsible for their own branch of theory. Kepp asking questions, Jason.

Posted by Brian at June 8, 2024 12:34 PM

I think what Terry Eagleton says is not that theory is dead but that it's boring. Or at least that the people who got theory into universities are now bored with it. And well they might be--just look at the list of any university press. Oh, oops. Sorry.

The problem is that everybody's ready for the next big thing and there isn't a next big thing. It's like Godot, or Santy. Get to work, Brian.

It's time for my nap.

Posted by glen at June 9, 2024 02:15 PM

Jason, you just admitted what I have suspected for years. Yes, you ARE a liar! That story about the brushwolves was all malarky.

Posted by mike at June 10, 2024 08:52 PM