I was looking to see what google had to say about the books that every English major must read and I found this article. It expresses some of the angst that came up in the discussion last class about being an English major in the world around us. The essay talks about a decline in the studies of humanities, why this is happening, and how departments of English should react (though, it seems, they have not been reacting in the right ways). It raises questions about where the study of literature is going and if a core exists in this scholarly pursuit. It’s a pretty good read so, if you have the time, check it out.
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