Clint Burnham

Clint Burnham teaches in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby & Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. His latest book is The Only Poetry that Matters: Reading The Kootenay School of Writing.You can follow him on twitter: @Prof_Clinty

In Praise of "In Praise of Overreading"

2011-08-30

Is ‘overinterpretation’ good or bad? Is it even possible, and is it ever enough? (Or are we reading too much into this?) Clint Burnham shadows Colin Davis as he traces the interventions of a “wild bunch” of critics, theorists, and philosophers, who grapple with the question of what counts as a reading of a literary text.