I haven’t read my favorite blog for a while because I’ve been overwhelmed with life, but I just started reading the posts I have missed, and they are sensational. Here is an example:
I haven’t looked, but I can guarantee that I could find a cultural studies article arguing that zombie tv shows and movies express a cultural anxiety about whatever the critic happens to think people are worried about.
Or see this brilliant observation:
If you think studying “culture” is something different from studying literature, that it leaves literature behind, I have a different perspective for you. While you may be studying rock songs or comic books, or the gendered construction of bicycle riding in the 1920s, you are still doing it from a literary point of view, because you are practicing a literary genre (the essay) to construct a culturally constructed narrative, a fiction.
How great is this?
2 thoughts on “Cultural Anxiety”
Thanks. I won’t answer your rhetorical question. : )
Here’s a cultural anxiety thingie: