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Re: ASIDE: Cultural Studies and the Battle for
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1652  Wednesday, 17 July 2002

From:           L. Swilley <
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Date:           Monday, 16 Jul 2001 16:20:53 -0500
Subject:        Re: ASIDE: Cultural Studies and the Battle for British Higher
Education

Richard Burt wrote,

>A cursory glance at any recent example of
>cultural studies will show how incredibly canned and processed it has
>become.  In my view, it tends at best to be ephemeral, vulgar
>sociology....etc.

I agree, and - although Dr. Burt might be horrified to learn why I do -
isn't it because we have lost a common definition of humanity and of
human destiny? Without that center from which there swings a free and
endless tether into a vastness of sound meaning, we can only be
"scientific," positing one desperate theory after another, those
colliding with one another in a very Hell of confusion.

        L. Swilley

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