Friday, November 2, 2012

"It is precisely my opposition to timeless universals that makes me value close reading. I would argue that close reading poses an ongoing threat to easy, reductive generalization, that it is a method for resisting and calling into question our inevitable tendency to bring things together in smug, overarching conclusions. I would argue that close reading may in fact be the best antidote we have to the timeless and the universal." 
— Jane Gallop, "The Historicization of Literary Studies and the Fate of Close Reading"

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