Jun 12, 2012

Courtesy of Slate.


  1. http://a-grown-ass-man.tumblr.com/June 12, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    glad to see "pop culture" is limited to TV and movies. and, uhm ... 1997? 2003? i know there's a long turn around time for peer-review, but this "survey" seems loaded with dated candidates (Simpsons's heyday was years ago). what pop culture object is getting studied now? i would bet that comix and gaming blow all these millenials out of the water (and, erhm, did we leave out Facebook for some reason? surely tenure is being earned on Facebook theses!). the fact that Slate chose these subjects shows how out of date they are (my guess is that most of their ex-academics came out of teh gate a few years back when all of the jobs disappeared and blogs seemed like an exciting and legitimate venue for cultural criticism) (nothing personal).

  2. Good God, man. Until recently my college at Oxford discounted any book published after 1600 on the grounds that it was too prey to the whims of fashion. 2008 is not bad going. It's academia, not journalism.