October 23, 2004
"Jethro, Mama, Sassie Sue and the Midnight Plowboy: Hillbillies, 'Common Sense,' and Blaxploitation Film"

Such was the amazing award-winning title of a paper presented at the 2003 convention of the Modern Language Association. Like the award comittee I have no idea what title really means, but this is a very funky accumulation of names and concepts.
It reminds me of my own lifetime paper-title favourite: "Rudolf Rocker - A german anarchist missionary to the emigrant jews of London"
Is absurd accumulation of paper "plot points" simply required in the humanities?

Posted by Claus at October 23, 2004 11:13 PM | TrackBack (0)
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