could you give us a citation for the lit crit article?
> I think Ray's letter was polite, helpful and enlightening. (It shows admirable restraint on his part that the word "idiots" was nowhere to be found in it.) I wouldn't be surprised if the Discovery Channel asks him to review such Celtic material for them in the future. (They will if they are smart.) Sometimes even we academics fall prey to this sort of thing . . . I am reminded of the flap several years ago when a scientist or social scientist, as a joke, wrote a scholarly article that purported to be literary criticism, but was really a bunch of impenetrable, jargon-laden, intelligent-sounding gobbledygook strung together. The article was highly praised and accepted for publication by a top literature journal! (When he revealed his stunt, all the lit-theory people were either sheepish, furious, or both, and literary historians like me sat back and guffawed for days.) Hwyl,Carrie Prettiman
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