The scarcity of critical resources has been deployed as a rationale denigrating interpretative modes of knowledge in favor of a new, data-based empiricism. Renewed calls for math and science education drown out the ongoing perspectives and needs of the Humanities. No moment stands in more pressing need of theory than one that has so brashly militated for its irrelevance.
In his recent book Dying for Time, Yale Professor of Comparative Literature Martin Hägglund has articulated a philosophical understanding of our experience of life and death that he has developed over at least […]
Despite the allegedly minor status of the genre, a very high number of Oscars have gone to actors and actresses engaged in biopic performances in recent years. These biographical reenactments are regarded […]
In recent years psychiatrists have begun to identify a new condition they are calling Truman Show Syndrome, after the 1998 Jim Carrey movie about a man whose life is the subject of […]
The idea of a true story functions as a fantasmatic inducement almost without equal. Movie studios like to green light projects that have a basis in actual historical events, and when they […]