[ilds] baboonism

slighcl slighcl at wfu.edu
Sat Jul 7 16:37:21 PDT 2007

On 7/7/2007 12:02 PM, william godshalk wrote:

> But the text will return -- the return of the repressed! The New 
> Critics took us back to the text. Some where a New New Criticism is 
> slouching toward MLA Headquarters. 

This is already happening in nineteenth century studies, where strong 
calls for a strategic formalism are regular.

Twentieth-century studies in a bit more divided in its desires and its 
pursuit of self-knowledge these days.  (Some practitioners have even 
started saying that they study 'literature after 1900.') 


Charles L. Sligh
Department of English
Wake Forest University
slighcl at wfu.edu

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