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17382Re: [mythsoc] Re: J. Chance / Tolkien Encyclopedia

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  • Diane Joy Baker
    Dec 4, 2006
      Well said; I've little love for PoMo. Off topic, anyway, and I prefer to discuss lit crit and literature I *like.* ---djb

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Jason Fisher
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 11:57 AM
      Subject: [mythsoc] Re: J. Chance / Tolkien Encyclopedia


      --- William Cloud Hicklin wrote:
      > The basic procedure for PoMo critical analysis:
      >
      > Step 1) Find something in the text which might be vaguely
      > political
      > Step 2) Construct thereon a "political viewpoint" for the work
      > Step 3) Attack the author's politics
      >
      > Extra credit if the politics marginalize a recognized victim
      > group.
      >
      > Double extra credit if the "political viewpoint" is wildly
      > anachronistic.

      LOL, nicely done. I smell a new Foucault/Derrida drinking game in the offing. :)

      (This is verging on going off-topic, if it hasn't already, but I had to comment.)

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