• Rethinking How Humanities Think: Daring and 'do / make / think'

    Author(s):
    Lindsay Parker, James Gifford (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    HEP Part-Time and Contingent Faculty Issues, HEP Teaching as a Profession, TM The Teaching of Literature
    Subject(s):
    Academe, Professional development
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6TS3N
    Abstract:
    Whether the administrative organization of people in the humanities takes the form of a department of English, philosophy, history, or comparative literature, etc., in the modern university, humanistic disciplines continue to reflect the institution in which they reside, even as that institution submits them to "two cultures," "science wars," or corporatization. Neither disciplinary distinctiveness, group identity, nor solidarity within the humanities as a division protect these forms of inquiry and exchange against dominant institutional imperatives and incursions. As a traditional container for academic activity, departments contribute to what is increasingly becoming a black box nexus of activity around the individual players: the black box being a reduction of a complex process to simply its inputs and outputs with the box around process itself.
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    Status:
    Published
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