Category Archive: avant garde

The Postmodern and the Erasure of the Avant-Garde/Kitsch Split

This is distilled from the first chapter of my book Quentin Tarantino: Life at the Extremes. I have long felt that the discussion did not need to be centered on the filmmaker…. Fredric… Continue reading

Avant-Garde, Kitsch, the Two Cultures, and Academic Publishing

Over the past few days, I’ve been trying to gather a few thoughts on the inferiority complex many of us in the humanities feel when forced to look upon the sciences. For a… Continue reading