Further Discussion

Here you will find articles, editorials, and other discussions of the humanities — we believe these pages will provide a context for our discussions and work this year at Longwood.

Gary Gutting, “The Real Humanities Crisis”

Posted by on December 1, 2013 in Further Discussions | 0 comments

For a provocative view of the humanities crisis, and a potential model for Longwood and other universities, check out Gary Gutting’s opinion piece in the New York Times on the Real Humanities Crisis.

Humanities Report Card

Posted by on September 5, 2013 in Further Discussions | 0 comments

Want to see how humanities students fare in the world?  Check out this report card!

Mark Edmundson, “Why Major in the Humanities? Not Just for a Good Job — For a Good Life.”

Posted by on August 16, 2013 in Further Discussions | 0 comments

If you have asked this question, then you want to read Mark Edmundson’s article, which presents a strong defense of the benefits that accrue from a humanities major.

Mark Edmundson, “The Ideal English Major”

Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Further Discussions | 0 comments

What do we think of when we picture the ideal English major?  Mark Edmundson’s article offers us one compelling vision of this student!