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Monday, May 12, 2008

Monday afternoon links.

* PopMatters says happy birthday to Godzilla.

* Literary studies is in crisis!! Still!!! But lucky for us there is a solution:

Literary studies should become more like the sciences. Literature professors should apply science's research methods, its theories, its statistical tools, and its insistence on hypothesis and proof. Instead of philosophical despair about the possibility of knowledge, they should embrace science's spirit of intellectual optimism. If they do, literary studies can be transformed into a discipline in which real understanding of literature and the human experience builds up along with all of the words.
* More good news from North Carolina: Liddy Dole is polling neck and neck with her challenger for November, Kay Hagan, and it's only May.

* And Obama's taken the lead in superdelegates, with signs indicating that Clinton may actually soon drop out...