I've been here, if not from the start, then close to it, and I recall that
under Bill Denton's moderation there was an implicit, though perhaps not
required, focus on literary works. Threads that dwelt too long in
discussions of films/et al were steered back on a bookish course via Bill's
firm suggestion. Perhaps I'm recalling it more vividly that it actually
was, but that's my recollection.
'Course, it's all moot now since -- again, for better or worse (and we all
have our opinion on that issue) -- those are no longer the guidelines by
which the list abides.
However, for those of us who prefer the book-related threads, it's easy --
as with any list -- to just pick and choose the threads we wish to read.
> I've been here since it started and I don't recall film or television ever
> proscribed topics. I think the original aim was to primarily to discuss
> as visual texts are also written, I think the interpretation has always
> the broader sense of "text".
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