Notes On Gustav Jönsson’s High Theory & Low Seriousness

Gustav Jönsson's, High Theory and Low Seriousness (2019) --- a brisk and biting critique of contemporary literary theory published via Quillette  --- opens with an assault upon the practice of 'deep reading' (analytically interrogating a text to find overarching, underlying or purposefully or accidentally embedded meanings which may not necessarily be explicit). Sixty years ago today, just as Henderson… Continue reading Notes On Gustav Jönsson’s High Theory & Low Seriousness