Seth Godin in “We Are All Weird” How does this change the role of the study of English Literature? It is no longer in the curriculum as such, but there is the “unwritten” curriculum that English classes need to “study a novel”. How does the re-mix culture change this?
Anil Dash points out that there is no longer a canon — no longer a corpus of work that a culturally intelligent person could be counted on to have experienced. It’s possible to hve never seen Star Wars or attentively listened to Beethoven being played live. … Making it worse, the endless varieties, remixes, and spin-offs mean that even if you have experienced one version of part of the canon, There’s another better faster different version that only obsessives have interacted with.
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