New Mantra

 

theflyinglota:

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!”