"Thirty years ago, postmodern literary critical theory was booming, as scholars saw everything from the Bible to the TV Guide as endlessly interpretable “texts.” Their influence showed in university investment, publishing output and grant applications. Now, however, the field is frequently mocked for its over-hyped ideas, and its advance guard has retreated into the tenured redoubts of the Ivory Tower’s English or education departments."
"“On a much longer arc, think of all the courses that were rooted in Marxist theory, whether openly or not. You’d be hard pressed to find any of them today, or if they are there, they’ve radically changed their curriculum,” he said."
All I can say is; Right on!
One commentator posted a valid question; "But where would our lecturers on Eastern european erotic puppetry and indigenous people's urinary rites come from?" - Mahou Shoujo
Edited by redhen, 24 June 2013 - 06:40 PM.