Graduate Studies

 

Graduate Studies

Connecting the Curriculum: A Collaborative Reinvention for Humanities PhDs

Eric Wertheimer and George Justice

We recall (and treasure) individual classes and professors. But little else about why and how we were moving through this particular curriculum stands out. We can’t help thinking that we are not alone in having this experience and that this gap is, unfortunately, status quo in our profession . . .

 

Graduate Studies

Mentors, Projects, Deliverables: Internships and Fellowships for Doctoral Students in the Humanities

Rachel Arteaga and Kathleen Woodward

Since 2013 new graduate internship programs have been announced from Florida to California, and practice-based fellowships have also proliferated. Both are welcome responses to today’s spirited national conversation on the changes absolutely necessary to doctoral education and training . . .

Photo by Ming_Bear
Photo by Ming_Bear

Graduate Studies

Outside the Box: Occupational Horizons for Modern Language Doctoral Programs

David Laurence

The first shock came in December 1969, at the MLA convention in Denver, Colorado. From projections developed in the 1950s, an assumption had grown to become conventional wisdom among knowledgeable observers that a severe shortage in the supply of PhD talent threatened a serious decline in the quality of the faculty and educational programs in higher education. . . .

Photo by Dena Michele Rosko
Photo by Dena Michele Rosko

Graduate Studies

Ethical Conundrums: Institutional Pressure and Graduate Student Needs in the Era of Contingency

David B. Downing

The ethical situation seems simple: The market has fewer tenure-track jobs; therefore graduate programs should supply fewer graduates to meet the diminished demand. . . . The problem is that merely shrinking the body count is exactly the wrong thing to do. . . .

Photo by Dena Michele Rosko
Photo by Dena Michele Rosko

Graduate Studies

Superliteracy in the Age of Information: Preparation for Higher Discourse (PHD)

Joseph R. Urgo

The amount of edu­cation required to prepare a human being for meaningful, effective interaction with the information infrastructure that undergirds the contem­porary social order has increased exponentially in the last seventy-five years. . . .
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