The Humanities Needs a New “Home”

We’ve had a huge range of laments about how the humanities are “dying,” because universities are killing off humanities majors, dropping tenure lines for humanities faculty, insisting on the college degree as job training, etc. But those of us who are in humanities disciplines know that this is BS. The humanities are not dying; they’re…

Teaching Philosophy

I have been teaching writing and literature at the college level for nearly 20 years. My overall goal for my teaching is to make my role as the authority figure and arbiter of quality unnecessary. Reliance on authority figures for validation, while it’s an established element of our educational system and our culture, is dangerous….