Looney Tunes and Unheard Melodies: ☺ -) An Oulipian Colonescapade, with a Critique of "The Great-Ape Love Song Corpus" and its Lexicon

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Author:McGann, Jerome, Department of EnglishUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

The ultimate aim of this paper is to raise the consciousness of colonized scholars -- to free us from the colonic obstructions that have become a rampant academic disease. This is a colonescapade and not a colonoscopy for two reasons: first, we are investigating the waste regions of the linguistic and not the biological body; second, our "escapade" is not an "oscopy" because it seeks to go beyond diagnosis and operate on the disease directly. The procedure is radical, arguing by example, not precept. It operates under the eleventh thesis of feuerbach: "Intellectuals have only tried to understand the world in various ways; the point is to change it". May there be no more colonic obstructions in our lives! This is my hope and fervent wish.

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Poetics
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McGann, Jerome. "Looney Tunes and Unheard Melodies: ☺ -) An Oulipian Colonescapade, with a Critique of 'The Great-Ape Love Song Corpus' and its Lexicon." Descant v133 (2006): 111-130.

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Descant
Published Date:
2006
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