This kind of sums up my life at the moment (actually, for the year). But let’s substitute “Foucault” for “Kenneth Burke”. Alas, he is an American theorist, not a French dude. Still, love it.
Some days I wonder why I just didn’t read Foucault for my paper. And then other days, my brain thanks me. And thanks me even more for not reading Derrida. Because I am zombified after Derrida. Burke’s pretty straight forward for a theorist. And I like him for that.
More thesis updates: the paper has been titled. My final draft is due Friday. It will be excellent.
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Congrats on the thesis update! 🙂 What did you do your thesis on? (Yes, I’m new to your blog.)
Welcome to the blog! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
I’m writing about this weird 1960s show called The Prisoner and how the show reworks traditional signs and symbols to create a surreal experience.
Usually, I write fiction, but I’ve been working on this project for nearly a year.
There was a point in time where I considered myself a huge “fan” of both Foucault and Sartre. Now? I can’t for the life of me remember why I held them in such high regard, not with any sort of depth anyway.
I’m not much of a theory-nut myself, but given my thesis taken over my life…I some times have to be.