Essay – Should I be incensed? Or is this a case of “a little knowledge being a dangerous thing”? – Will Self on A Point of View @radio4 #humanities #theory – work in progress #Mental Health

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On Friday evening, I listened to the end of A Point of View; Will Self pontificating about the pointlessness of theory and its uses in the humanities, and the pointlessness of academic interrogation, culminating in his usual polemic stance, which is anti-humanties.

I used to share a small portion of his concern and self-righteous pomposity, partly; when I first attended university, and began reading theory. I thought, this is too exclusive; why doesn’t the general public have access to all this thought? Why can’t you get these books in your local library? Have you ever heard of Roland Barthes? My guess is that the answer is no, if you have not completed a degree in humanities. I was initially angry because I had been denied access to this wealth of knowledge which, it seemed, was the privilege of the wealthy. All my life I had questioned, first religion, then…

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Whilst working on long fiction, Laake/Wilds write short stories, poetry, essays and blogs weekly. Laake appeared on Blog Talk Radio in 2016 in an interview across continents with Susan Wingate. Laake is an awards nominee, Jointly-published and Indie writer. Nominated for the Avon and Authonomy First Lines prize, 2014 and the H. G. Wells Grand Prize for Fiction, 2013 for the original #MYFRIENDALIEN out on AMAZON BOOKS in 2022. Flash fiction is published with Open: Journal of Arts and Letters. Laake has an MA from KU with distinction and a BA in English Literature.

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