Research Wednesday

I am looking for negative reviews of Doris Sommer, Foundational Fictions. If I do not find more by using Web of Knowledge and the MLA Bibliography I will call a reference librarian. I have already found an interesting one by Nancy Vogeley, in Modern Philology 91:3 (February 1994): 390-394. Danny Anderson has a review essay in College English 56:1 (January 1994): 82-92 that includes discussion of Sommer’s book, although the .pdf is refusing to download. When it opens, I will find out what criticism he has, if any.

I have found more reviews but if you know of critical discussion of this study, perhaps not in a review or review essay but as part of someone else’s research, I want to know. Do not misunderstand — I like Doris and her book — but everything has limits. Vogeley’s review is very helpful.

This is what I have done for research today, since I have no time yet had to do one thing. Research is very much easier than teaching, although academic writing is more difficult than bureaucratic writing.




Filed under Bibliography, Questions, What Is A Scholar?

2 responses to “Research Wednesday

  1. hattie

    I’ll read reviews after I finish the book.

    • Z

      Wow. You are actually reading this thing?! That is dedication … but then again, it is kind of fun. Tell us more about what you think, please, it will be very interesting!

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