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The Crisis in the Humanities—What Would Shakespeare do?

Department of English, McGill University, 853 Sherbrooke Street West, Arts Building, Montreal, QC H3A 0G5, Canada
Academic Editors: Albrecht Classen and Paul Keen
Humanities 2016, 5(2), 31; https://doi.org/10.3390/h5020031
Received: 2 March 2016 / Revised: 24 April 2016 / Accepted: 28 April 2016 / Published: 18 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Humanities in a Utilitarian Age)
In this essay, I turn to Shakespeare for advice about how to alleviate the crisis in the humanities. University faculty and PhD students develop what I’ve called a dispositional immobility, a disposition to do what they do only in an academic setting. I think humanities faculty and doctoral students can learn from Shakespeare a good deal about how to mobilize themselves and what they do as well as a lot about how to change the institution of the humanities, especially by following his practice of institution blending. Shakespeare, I will argue, can teach us how to move. View Full-Text
Keywords: crisis in the humanities; dispositional immobility; academic underemployment; institution blending; knowledge translation crisis in the humanities; dispositional immobility; academic underemployment; institution blending; knowledge translation
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