So if you want the full case against getting a PhD in the humanities, here you go. Every argument the disillusioned academic can possibly make now packed into one semi-comic video. If you’re in the humanities, the litany of complaints, whether fair or not, will hardly be unfamiliar to you.
Now on a more serious note … Towards the end, the video references SUNY Albany’s recent decision to shutter its French, Italian, classics, Russian and theater programs. That event that triggered a much-discussed series of articles by Stanley Fish in The New York Times. If you’re looking for something that operates on a slightly higher intellectual plane, you might want to spend some time with “The Crisis of the Humanities Officially Arrives: Part 1 and Part 2.” Also don’t miss some of the reader comments. They bring a lot to the discussion. Thanks Jason for sending our way…
The Illustrated Guide to the PhD
Is it going to end up like Farenheit 451 with a small community of people reading these books in secret and passing them on samizdat style?
This is a great help for reconsideration. I just registered for PhD program in history!
Ihave been Passed MPHIL( Human Rights ) from Global Open Univesity Nagaland and want PHD ( Human Rights )
I want PHD (human Rights )
I want ph.d in human rights. Please give me information.
I want ph.d in human rights. Please give me information. Jan.2012
I want ph.d Please give me information. Jan.2012