Over to you, gentle readers, sans (trop de) commentaire:
The Discipline of English (Chronicle, 2010-10-24)
OK, one comment, in response to comments there: I’m a Medievalist and I found this both funny AND true (as well as pertinent to my own, ahem, discipline).
I wondered about some of the reactions: repressive, self-repression, and other expressions of self-defence-as-rather-weak-attack. Mr Freud would have a field day. Yes, he is a charlatan; and yes, I still have no truck with him; but we’re approaching Hallowe’en/Samhain/All Souls and he is still a dead person who’s entitled to a bit of a roll and chuckle in his grave from time to time, just like any other dead person. A little human compassion is in order at this time of year, and indeed part of the order of the day…