Seminary Ramblings

Updates from life at seminary

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?


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