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Dan Weiskopf

Meta-critic No. 2: How to live in a postcritical world, a review of Rita Felski, “The Limits of Critique”

You might think that nothing could be needed less than another contribution to the debate on the endless crisis in criticism. Rita Felski’s The Limits of Critique, however, argues compellingly that our critical habits have unwittingly become trapped within a range so pinched we can barely turn our heads to see that there might be other possibilities available. She offers a nuanced description of the state of theory-heavy academic literary critique, and some proposals for how we might finally start to move beyond it....