Part 1. Sokal’s Hoax

The ploy was cleverly simple

One of the most notorious and potentially foundation de-stabilizing events to occur in recent times within the humanities was the 1996 Sokal Affair. The ploy was cleverly simple:

  1. physicist Alan Sokal submits a paper for publication to the cultural studies journal Social Text entitled: “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics…



HiT — an interdisciplinary journal that publishes papers on a rolling basis — is a digital platform to discuss the effects of the humanities being in a constant state of change.

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Flannery Wilson

Flannery has a PhD in Comparative Literature. She teaches French, Italian, and visual media. Her book on Taiwanese cinema can be found on Amazon.