Monday, January 21, 2013

The Death of the Journal

Not the death of journals in general—far from it—but the death of the journal > kill author. By riffing outrageously off Roland Barthes’s notorious essay in provocation, “The Death of the Author,” > kill author seems to have doomed itself from the get-go. Now that it is dead, I am sad to see it gone, sad to see another journal go down, and sad to see a good journal go down, but you can hardly blame the editor for not wanting to keep at it. Journals are hard work. In any case, > kill author may be dead but it is yet unburied and still unkilled, still available here.

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