Because literary theorists get bored beating the same path down. It's such a limited field, and its scholars crib from (rely on) other fields to continue to publish articles on/get hired to teach literary theory. I think most literary theory is dull. As is most creative writing written by literary theorists.The weird thing is, and this is a big, fat stereotype, literary theorists are the snobbiest out of social-studiers, philosophers, and psychologists. "Clooouddddyyyyy..."