After finishing our assigned readings from the Subaltern Studies Collective this week, we were complaining about how a particular piece by Spivak was incomprehensible.

Our professor then proceeded to treat us to an amusing anecdote where one of Spivak’s students had complained about much the same in her class: Spivak’s reponse? “Don’t fetishize clarity!”


Written by Diligent Candy

Amsterdam-based blogger, diversity facilitator, writer, academic, solar-powered INTJ, voracious reader, wears novelty socks, proud mom, and indulgent wife.

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