The Merely Epic

Sianne Ngai and The Sublemon have done much, I think, for aesthetics by formalizing certain descriptive terms previously used informally: the zany, cute, and merely interesting (Ngai); the baroque, whimsy, and cheesy (Sublemon). I want to continue that project here. In narrative the epic refers to works of great length, whose diegetic time spans years and decades,… Continue reading The Merely Epic