On Comparative Literature

. . . in having to build its own comparative apparatus, the discipline is forced to balance breadth against depth. It can escape neither geographical reach nor philosophical literacy. It thus requires the achievement, and not the mere avowal of a multicultural perspective. What do you think of this piece? Axé.

Slow adopters

I am adamantly opposed to the idea that shrinking the production of Ph.D.s is good for history as a professional endeavor. So am I. Claire Potter appears to be writing an interesting book. Axé.