“Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die.”

E. M. Forster Howard’s End

At a time when the humanities are the 90 lb. weaklings of college disciplines, this blog is a protein shake and weight bench, a way to show that literary criticism can pull its weight among the big boys.


You’ll find here short posts – and occasional longer analytic essays – all with an eye towards Forster’s dictum.  With empathy and understanding – connection – comes light, a light fueled by literature.

With a foot firmly in cultural criticism (thank you Kenneth Burke), this blog takes on the beach bullies of STEM and Econ, reminding them that there are many ways of making sense of the world.

And instead of sending away for a booklet, you can just stop by a library.

David Bordelon