File spoon-archives/french-feminism.archive/french-feminism_1999/french-feminism.9901, message 25


Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 06:42:46 +0800


>>>If modern thinkers didn't effect and change the way we read earlier
>>>thinkers, I don't suppose we'd bother reading the latter at all.
>>
>>Why do you prioritise the modern literature over the more ancient and not
>>the other way around?  The correct priority is the other way around.
>>
>>Jenny.
>>
>>
>The fact of the matter is that there is no correct priority.  This is very
>phallic thinking for this list.
>
>Paul Allen Miller
>Director of Comparative Literature and Assoc. Prof. of Classics
>Program in Comparative Literature
>University of South Carolina
>Columbia, SC 29208
>803-777-0473
>
>
But Mr Miller, this is precisely my point: that to interpret form the
poststructuralist perspective you will tend to prioritise the contemporary
over the ancient.

Do you have any way out of this dilemma?




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