This guy was really overdue for his own edition of Profs Say, seeing that Bruce Robbins loves offsetting his typically grave delivery with the occasional zinger–some of them completely over the heads of their intended recipients. This is by turns uncomfortable and hilarious to watch, espcially when said zingers crop up in bizarrely theoretical places. From today’s lecture:
“(Psychoanalyst) Jacques Lacan didn’t have much time for therapy. That’s actually quite funny, but you wouldn’t know why.”
Ouch. But on second thought, ha! Good one, Bruce!