Friday, November 10, 2006

A new motto for medievalists





"The past never dies. It kills."

2 comments:

N50 said...

Irrelevant to this entry, but relevant to this blog is a review of A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present By: M.A.R. HABIB in the current edition of the Times Higher Education Supplement. I cannot provide the URL as I have a paper, not online, subscription - but you should be able to read it online as a trial user.

The reviewer notes that Habib argues for the relevance of literary criticism to the social science contexts out of which it originally grew - but alleges that Habib still includes too much baffling detail to make this argument entirely clear and persuasive - advancing as illustration that it is all very well to know about medieval commentary but it cannot possibly be integrated into his argument of relevance.

I read all this and - as they say -I thought of you.

J J Cohen said...

Thanks, N50 ... I will head to the library later and check this out. $%#@! print media!