Last week, West Virginia University announced that it would abolish its World Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics Department, proposing to replace it with automated digital instruction. This is the apotheosis of trends going back decades. In this episode we talk about the effects of monolingual education.
Jeffrey Melton contributes an information resource page on Twain’s seminal travel narrative and first full-length book
The event takes place tomorrow with in person and online options available
How has the systemic defunding and deprofessionalizing of humanities academia impacted literary criticism? Why is there such a flourishing culture industry if demand for cultural education is supposedly declining?
Tom Reigstad provides a summary of Mark Twain’s prolific period in Buffalo, New York
Rachman explores Twain’s preoccupations with money and the role it plays in his creative life
CFP deadline is February 15, 2024
Lecture takes place at The Park Church on Wednesday, August 16 (7:00pm)
What is criticism? Why should it matter? Can it be saved from the gun-toting businessman? A crossover episode with the High Theory podcast.
The premiere of a new series, “Criticism LTD,” on the contemporary state of criticism.