Re: paglia vs foucault?

She makes fun of Foucault's haircut, and complains that you can't get off
on his writings about sex. No wonder she has such universal admiration!

Bryan Alexander Department of English
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On Mon, 11 Mar 1996, Grayson Cooke wrote:

> Hi all,
> good to see that this list is indeed alive - I only subscribed a few days
> ago, and was disappointed to find nothing at first.
> I've just been reading some of Camille Paglia's 'essays' (or maybe I
> should just say unsubstantiated slanging matches) in _Vamps and Tramps_ and
> was wondering, not having yet read her earlier work, whether anyone knew
> what her hate for French poststructuralists and particularly Foucault was
> based on? She never really explains, just makes disparaging comments about
> 'obfuscatory theory' and moves on. Anyone able to enlighten me?
> Grayson Cooke
> Victoria University of Wellington
> Grayson.Cooke@xxxxxxxxx


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