Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Post-structuralism via Donald Burleson.

I finished a couple of items before diving into Donald Burleson's book Lovecraft: Disturbing the Universe. This is a masterful application of post-structuralism and deconstruction to Lovecraft's stories. It's especially refreshing after having read a relatively short piece on narratology, a critical theory that is rigid in its efforts to delineate narrative versus narration versus diegesis and then any number of sublevels of those three concepts. I also finished James A. Anderson's Out of the Shadows, a structuralist approach to Lovecraft that was interesting but ultimately ran a little half-hearted. Valuable as a prelude to Burleson, though.

The clock, she's a-ticking, to quote the esteemed Dr. Emilio Lizardo.

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