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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.

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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.

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Carlos Alonso on curriculum

Here are some of his 2013 thoughts. Watch the video and tell me what you think. What is the value of the humanities education, the Ph.D., and the life of the mind generally?

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