Posts Tagged: sharon marcus

Literary Criticism Criticism

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At The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeffrey J. Williams takes on the question of the role of literary criticism, both historically and in the current moment. In a world where big data is king, criticism has increasingly moved away from radical political pronouncements and metaphysical interventions, and toward what Sharon Marcus and Steven Best have termed “surface reading”: methods that, by and large, accept that a work isn’t hiding its true intentions, but rather aims to enrich understanding by putting texts in context and reading larger trends.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview with Noah Berlatsky

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Noah Berlatsky on his new book, Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Martson/Peter Comics, blogging, and reconciling feminism and bondage. ...more