Posts Tagged: sharon marcus

Literary Criticism Criticism


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.


The Saturday Rumpus Interview with Noah Berlatsky


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