Friday, December 02, 2011

The death of theory

An interesting n-gram analysis of these three phrases. Is theory dying?

Sorry I can't make the images bigger here (you can click on them to download, though). The distance between each vertical line is ten years. In all three cases the peak is at 1996. The cut off (right side) is 2008.

Literary Theory
Postmodernist Theory
Feminist Theory

The Three Together:

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