Scholarly mumbo jumbo
Sometimes I like scholarly writing, sometimes I don’t. I just ran across this line, which exemplifies for me the type of scholarly writing that I don’t like; the type that beats the reader into submission with all-too-technical vocabulary.
“Julia Kristeva and Roland Barthes have been influential voices defining intertextuality as the study of the semiotic matrix within which a text’s acts of signification occur.”
Now c’mon…isn’t there an easier way to say that?