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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...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Here's some bad writing


I came across this recently. I've redacted it a bit and changed some words to anonymize it sufficiently, but you get the idea:

"One interesting feature of this work is yet another example of intertextuality – the reference to [proper name deleted]. This, among other recognizably postmodernist aspects of the text, have also been previously studied."

That was an entire paragraph.

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