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 Jameson, in "Postmodernism and the Consumer Society," ¬†¬†posits postmodernism as a reaction against what he sees as the cultural snobbery of modernism, … Continue reading The Postmodern and the Erasure of the Avant-Garde/Kitsch Split

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 number of reasons, scientists make some of us feel like we're not real intellectuals, and we've reacted in a number of ways, … Continue reading Avant-Garde, Kitsch, the Two Cultures, and Academic Publishing