Academic Questions


February 25, 2021

The Few, the Proud, the Profs

Mark Bauerlein

For an academic field so self-consciously preoccupied with intelligence, the humanities don’t seem to be run very intelligently. Humanities fields now account for only around five percent o......

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December 14, 2020

Eva Brann’s Dialogue

Elizabeth C'de Baca Eastman

One of the great liberal educators of our time and a National Humanities Medal recipient, Eva Brann is a tireless scholar and mentor whose work “stands out because it draws on the foundation tha......

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October 4, 2018

Shedding Humanity, Shredding the Humanities

Anthony Esolen

An incident with a student provides the occasion for Anthony Esolen’s exposition of how identity politics has made humanities education nearly impossible and the “very notion of a common g......

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August 11, 2014

Acknowledging Things of Darkness: Postcolonial Criticism of The Tempest

Duke Pesta

In the Fall 2014 issue of Academic Questions, Duke Pesta, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, writes on the limitations of postcolional criticism.

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June 24, 2013

Humanists in High Dudgeon: The CFR-ALSCW Standoff

John Agresto

It's time to remember that the liberal arts "are not simply of personal benefit or esoteric private enjoyment but are and have always been of inestimable value to society."

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September 12, 2008

NAS Cheers "Enduring Questions"

Ashley Thorne

NAS hails with appreciation the announcement of the National Endowment for the Humanities' new "Enduring Questions" program.

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