A new issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities is out. From TNR, technology is taking over English departments: Adam Kirsch on the false promise of the digital humanities; and the book as technology: Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner and Jeffrey Schnapp on the immense promise of the digital humanities. From The Chronicle, Marc Bousquet on the moral panic in literary studies (and more). Books vs. Literature: Robert McHenry on how publishers and postmodernism are contributing to the death of the humanities. Kevin J.H. Dettmar on how Dead Poets Society is a terrible defense of the humanities: The beloved film's portrayal of studying literature is both misleading and deeply seductive. Game theory meets the humanities and both win: Karl-Dieter Crisman reviews Game Theory and the Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds by Steven J. Brams. The Two Cultures, then and now: Alan Jacobs on the sciences, the humanities, and their common enemy. Jerry Coyne on how science is being bashed by academics who should know better: Anti-naturalism seems to be replacing postmodernism as the latest way to bash science in academia. Serena Golden interviews Helen Small, author of The Value of the Humanities. A PhD program in the humanities isn’t an education but a finishing school: Nikil Saval on why the hazing rituals of graduate school aren’t worth the trouble. The first chapter from Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities by James Turner. Hooray for “worthless” education: Liberal arts take a beating again — but don't sweat it, humanities majors. Peter Augustine Lawler on libertarians vs. liberal learning. Christopher B. Nelson reviews Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters by Michael S. Roth.

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