I am fairly certain that the answer of most of this blog’s readers to the question in the title of this post will be yes. As in, “yes, of course, well, duh.” Insofar as there are pre-theoretical opinions (i.e., opinions… Continue Reading
I kept meaning to write this post, and here it is! I know this was covered before elsewhere on this blog; but that was before my time, so I couldn’t contribute my pearls of wisdom. This is the theory I… Continue Reading
What artworks do you enjoy that are actually bad? (For those of you who insist on aesthetic anti-realism, please feel free to insert scare quotes around “bad.”) My contribution: I adore Philippa Gregory historical romances.
Most of my students will say, flat-out, that it is completely obvious to them that there is no fact of the matter whether one movie (say) is better than another. Most arts departments (English, film studies, etc.) take that as… Continue Reading