I ♥ poststructuralism
Michael Drout has an excellent post about the state of the MLA.
I blame poststructuralism for the problems he identifies. If nothing has inherent meaning (or even significant cultural connotation), one can’t argue for anything. If indeed everything is meaningless, let’s keep that under wraps, so we can go on living. Sound like a deal?
(More later, I hope. . . .)