Cultural Anxiety

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?

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