Saturday, September 10, 2011

Random Thoughts

I just read this article from The Guardian about French philosophy and its effects on the "uni"-going public from the 60s and beyond.

While an undergrad, I was heavily influenced by French post-structuralism. Now that I'm in grad school, almost a decade later, it seems that French post-structuralism reached its zenith and is now passe. Unfortunately, this does not bode well for me because most of my thinking process is based on Post-Colonial, Post-structuralist and Deconstructionist proclivities.

Now what?

I'm just thinking about this because I was talking to one of my professors that I'm doing an independent study with and he seemed befuddled about what my true intentions are in pursuing graduate study. As he put it, "You're pursuing something from a theoretical, philosophical framework. What are you doing in an English program? What are you going to do when you're asked to do (work on) Wordsworth?"

Well, I don't know if I will pursue a PhD. However, there is one theory I am working on and it is a framework of studying not only literature but almost everything; except perhaps in the hard sciences. How will all things go?