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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Some other academic snow clones

The X of Y.

Such as:

The Poetics of Space.

The Tao of Intersexuality.  

Then Zen of Bookmaking.

[Where the first part of the title is vague all-purpose noun (in this context at least) and the second part is the actual subject matter.]

X-ing the Y: [subtitle which is the real title of the book]

Like: Greasing the Pig: Alimentary Discourses in Seventeenth Century France. [made up example]

What are some other formulas like this?

The Ludlum Factor.  The first word title is a surname, the second word is an abstract noun. (Made famous by the titles of Robert Ludlum's books.).

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