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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Friday, May 17, 2013

Lyotard was wrong

... about the weakening of metanarratives in postmodernism. The weakening of some of them unleashes the strongest possible version of all sorts of essentialist, identity-based metanarratives. The master narrative behind them all is cultural exceptionalism.

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