So. Lately I've been thinking about how I'm going to properly write about my self-absorbed and incredibly pretentious interest in social and literary theory. In the past I would unabashedly drop theoretical topics into my posts, and the usual response would be akin to a meaty fist lodging itself into my face.
I learned some lessons. No one wants to read a blog riddled with jargon. Most people don't care about these topics outside of those actually working in this field. Admittedly, the subject is not as glamorous as, say, a blog about a visually-impaired paramedic who moonlights as a circus acrobat-cum-food critic. Rather than boring or alienating anyone, I figured I might as well devote a small space for my thoughts on these subjects. I love them deeply, despite the fact I'm a still a student and not an actual theoretician. Nor will I necessarily become one, either.
Expect frantic writing, poor spelling, long words and confused ideas. I will try to bring the funny. Compared to my other blogs, nothing has really changed.
Okay, so here's my position: I have a strong post-structuralist bent but I'm not wholly committed to completely insulating myself within that particular discourse. I will dance with feminism and post-colonialism. I'm closer to Weber than I am to Marx, but I'm not afraid to trot out old Uncle Karl to give you a good finger-wagging. I'm mostly interested in art, literature, subcultures and everyday life.
Now let's see where this takes me.