Close reading requires that the scholar immerse herself in the experience of the text on its own terms, and at the same time maintain a critical distance.
“It has been a long time since I left CMS, and I’ve been busy and active every moment of the journey since I left. You need to do that to succeed in any career. At the same time, though, this is just as true: every day, at every step, I have drawn upon and, in the process, relived my days at CMS.”
“The pas de deux between these top-down and bottom-up developments has put media ever more at the center of contemporary cultural practice.”