miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

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When is Literature not Literature?

A really thought-provoking article here : The Muffled Canon
While the formula used for teaching lit now may well be valid, (although using American Idol as text pushes out of the realms of credibility IMO) I believe it's more suited to a Sociology class than an English Literature discussion.
Some of the comments made about the article are also quite provocative. Kenny's level of education is self-evident; he doesn't see the irony in deconstructing Othello, for example, from a Marxist point of view, whilst being unable to construct a grammatically-correct sentence himself.
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