"Monsters die out when the collective imagination no longer needs them." — Glen Duncan
"You must not forget that a monster is only a variation, and that to a monster the norm is monstrous." — John Steinbeck
When is a text an impostor? When does it speak with a monstrous voice? How is authority conferred to texts? At what point does an imposition become a keystone text? How does a field change in relation to these emerging impositions? Is the revolutionary already normative? Is it possible to answer these questions within a developing field of study? How do you situate the individual vis-à-vis a field?