Thursday, November 12, 2020

A Snippet of High Praise

Although a recent paper of mine didn't quite meet the standard for publication, it received some kind words:

I really enjoyed reading this article and got so many insightful thoughts on the 20th and 21st century American national identity . . . This kind of rereading needs to be invited to the academic discourse of American literature and culture more readily.

There were some flaws as well, and the referees declined to accept my paper in its current form but suggested that I rework it and reapply for publication.

That I will do.


At 1:37 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

"Not postmodernist enough! Needs more obfuscatory prose and pretzel logic! Needs more buzz words like 'ahistorical,' 'alterity,' and 'metanarrative'! Needs the clever use of chiasmus to make pseudo-profound points that sound vaguely French, to wit: The learning of being is the being of learning! Add heaps of twaddle and piffle! If we can understand the paper, it's not good enough, for knowledge is never meant to be shared! It must remain unavailable to the masses even as we hypocritically decry perceived elitism elsewhere!"

Do you ever get sick of what academe has become? As Agent Smith asked Neo: "Why do you persist?"

At 2:09 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Persist? Because there is at times the snippet . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 1:49 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Your remarks on American identity are always interesting. Have you seen this:

Nationalism: Ethnic and Philosophical Formulations

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Yes, but I had forgotten about these interchanges. Thanks for reminding me.

Jeffery Hodges

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