Wednesday, January 25, 2006

music to my ears

In a recent article in the Chronicle for Higher Education, Stanley Fish - well-known literary theorist - reflects on the future of academia:

When Jacques Derrida died I was called by a reporter who wanted know what would succeed high theory and the triumvirate of race, gender, and class as the center of intellectual energy in the academy. I answered like a shot: religion.

FYI: The dissertation I'm about to defend is titled Urban Fervor: Los Angeles Literature & Alternative Religion.