Humanities scholarship, for most of its practitioners, is a labor of love. The credentialing process is time-consuming, expensive, and often under-respected; the professional opportunities, worse than scarce, are ubiquitously precarious and substandard. To pursue a career in the academic humanities is often to put “the work” above all else. Even if scholars do not always love the works they study, therefore, we almost always love the work of studying them. It’s one of the few reasons to stick around. Little surprise, then, that scholars’ very love of our work is consistently used against us. Prestigious universities insist that...Read More
Author: Jacob Romanow
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