Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More on Graduate Education

This time, literature in particular is the topic of an essay. This piece, from The Chronicle of Higher Education, suggests that literary criticism or "readings" may impede our own personal interpretation of an author's idea, and ruin the effect the writing ought to have on us individually. Stick with him through the example of Marx as literary critic, and see if you agree in the end.

1 comment:

Laura A said...

Ooh, I'm going to read this just as soon as I can! Have you read "Lilies that Fester" by C.S. Lewis? This sounds similar to his point. Perhaps Charlotte Mason's, too. Thanks!