You do know, that you are utter trash pleb tier, if you do not have academic background in literature, right?
So let's talk academics.
What's your point of view on comparative literature?
Is it more poetics, literature theory, poetics or cultural studies for you?
Do you think it's future of literature studies?
>You do know, that you are utter trash pleb tier, if you do not have academic background in literature, right?
As opposed to trash patrician tier, when you dumpster dive out of necessity due to poor choice in degree.
kek keep delusional.
im studying what I love
im working as a gallery curator, which helps me develop myself even broader.
keep your shitty 9-5 job and absolutely zero knowledge about any form of art. (btw sorry for my english, i'm not from these dumpsters, I mean US/UK)
lol i guess only plebs on this board
>Talking about Finnegans Wake all the time
>They know shit about literature
>They don't even know why is it really good
Fuck this board
>What's your point of view on comparative literature?
One of being bombarded by literature from all over the world and losing as much of an Overview as you gain every semester. Kinda.
I get the Yale English 300 one a lot to the point it has become a meme as far as I see things.
Any more specific? I'm sure people here are looking for more specific names of scholars and essays which have something to offer.
THERES A FUCKING SYLLABUS YOU DUMB CUNT
READ A FUCKING BOOK
if i wanted to be at the bleeding edge of literary criticism in academic circles, what should I know? New Criticism, New Historicism, good old marxism, postmodernism, or poststructuralism or something else, or nothing at all?
as bloom put it, "new historicism isn't historicism and isn't new."
marxism is either dead or mutilated
postmodernism is either a meme or a catchall
maybe learn new crit, structuralism then poststructuralism. i've read little contemporary criticism
It was a really fun major. I looked at both complit and English, and found the former had all the weird stuff.
I would say my old program was mostly theory and cultural studies. We were very experimental when it came to narrative forms.
Most of my projects touched on post-colonial theory. I used Edward Said's orientalism for my Lovecraft paper. Longinus on sublimity was a fun one too.
it sucks because right as we reach this apex of critical complexity in lit, it is immediately harnessed for whining about how many times a 19th century poet said "nigger" in his private correspondence or how women weren't allowed to be trannies in the 40s or something, as evidenced by cruelly pilfering the works of a brilliant author solely for evidence of that horrible thesis
on that note i honestly wish they'd gender segregate academia. i cannot fucking take being around women anymore. they are perennial whiners no matter what they study. watching them handle literature is like watching a japanese crab fisherman rip a live crab's face and claws off and turn it into raw seafood without even batting an eyelash, and i'm a crab biologist.
Pretty sure someone wouldn't bump this thread for a mediocre attempt at your readings and interpretations.
I'd imagine they are, like many of us here in the thread, looking for names of theorists and actual foundation works within the field of theory that will inform their own future works and critiques.
Someone bumped it. I was annoyed, so I posted something more interesting than a 'bump'. Yes it was off topic, and I apologize for that. However you could have just pointed that out, rather than being a dick.
Where did you go to school?
I'm a comparative literature and philosophy double major, minoring in (and focusing my remaining 2 semesters of comp lit on) French.
My school really lets you make your own path. There's a lot of potential for independent studies, which is of course whatever you want. There are courses that focus on postcolonialism, violence/war, politics, history, existentialism and other fields of philosophy, and of course sometimes all of those in one. Every class I've taken has had quite a bit of theory or philosophy as reading material to go along with the fiction.
My favorite course has probably been a seminar titled "democracy and literary criticism," my paper for which was 25 pages on 2666 and Mexican politics.
It's to be expected mate
The field of academia has become more and more littered with trash ever since the meme that everyone needs to go to college started
Liberal arts and such are the ones affected the most by it too
It's really heartbreaking to see the humanities just run through the gutter
In my experience, every digital humanities person has been a gauge-wearing gay or woman non-white who thought they were on the cutting edge of cyberSJWing.
Maybe that was just bad luck. But scope it out hard beforehand.
you're really mad for some reason
>seing being something as validation of success for himself
>thinks he'll be satisfied doing the same shit all the time
>studying what I love
go back to tumblr
not him, but to be fair I find the hottest pictures from tumblr.