Graduate Education for a Thriving Humanities Ecosystem
Published by: Modern Language Association of America
Sales Date: 2023-11-17
Published: November 2023
Page Count: 336 Pages
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
336 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.80 in
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While the humanities remain as necessary as ever, the shrinking academic job market has led scholars to rethink the nature and purpose of graduate school in these fields. Highlighting examples of innovative approaches, this volume aims to provide resources and inspiration for a sustainable, thriving, and even joyful future for the humanities.
The essays in this collection offer a framework for doctoral education and postdoctoral careers rooted in concepts of abundance, collaboration, community engagement, and personal well-being. They emphasize the role of the humanities in helping people analyze texts, imagine others' perspectives, make ethical decisions, and sit with ambiguity. They propose graduate programs that respond to student and community needs and lead to a variety of career paths. Finally, they envision opportunities for meaningful, fulfilling work in the service of a larger purpose.