Is critical theory today a recognizable genre/style of thinking/writing?
(Co-written by AG and Ted Underwood.) Of all our literary-historical narratives it is the history of criticism itself that seems most wedded to a stodgy history-of-ideas approach—narrating change through a succession of stars or contending schools.
Just what is that infamous thing, a close reading?
Why have the revolutions that theory enacted become an embarrassment?