But I don't really know.
I'm sort of hoping that today's article about "the next big thing" in literary studies isn't prophetic. I've known about this stuff for about two or three years, and there's something about it that just seems superficial. But I am happy to know that literary studies is "on the radar" in 2010, even if only for the two or three thousand "elites" who still read the New York Times. For the record, the reason I don't love this stuff is that it seems to turn literature into a simple exercise-joint for the brain, something like those little "memory games" that old people are supposed to play to keep themselves from getting Alzheimer's.