PERSPECTIVES: English Departments on the Brink?

In The New York Review, Pace’s Sarah Blackwood describes a Draconian situation, growth with compression and the fight to survive. She concludes: “Yet signs of survival are everywhere, in the people who make up these institutions, with their creative refusals and stubborn commitment to teaching and taking hundreds of thousands of classes every year about literature, language, art, and storytelling, even in the face of powerful authorities devaluing these subjects. In this instinct toward life, toward thriving, we might find the means to resist the institutional drive toward our extinction.” Read her commentary here.

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