Robert Dale Parker, How to Interpret Literature

How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies by Robert Dale Parker My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a primer for undergraduates on the major schools of modern literary theory. Its survey is as follows, in order of their appearance in the book, which Parker cleverly arranges according to the … Continue reading Robert Dale Parker, How to Interpret Literature

Daniel Clowes, Ghost World

Ghost World by Daniel Clowes My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another re-read for the graphic novel class I'm teaching. I did not know what to expect. Somewhere or other in his voluminous Livejournal archive, the musician/theorist Momus brought some nuance to the common theory of cultural cycles. The styles of whatever past decade we … Continue reading Daniel Clowes, Ghost World